Posts Tagged Healthcare
Some rural hospitals across Virginia at risk of closing, according to study
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on April 7, 2023
Healthcare costs are high – not only for patients, but many rural hospitals are also facing financial strains. Nearly three in 10 rural hospitals in Virginia are at risk of closing, according to a recent report. Roxy Todd explains.
With Medicaid funding returning to normal, what’s in store for the next budget?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 26, 2021
The pandemic has been a watershed moment in public health. That’s been especially apparent when it comes to Medicaid, which insures half a million people in Virginia. Reporter Jahd Khalil has a preview of what could be in store for the state’s Medicaid budget.
Resignations, Injuries at State Hospitals Increasing
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on July 16, 2021
A state health official updated lawmakers on the dire situation at Virginia’s mental hospitals Thursday, after she she told five of eight state-run hospitals to stop admitting new patients last week. Jahd Khalil reports.
New Medicaid Dental Coverage is About Public Health, too
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on June 25, 2021
750,000 Virginians who use Medicaid are set to gain more comprehensive dental coverage July 1st, in a policy that experts say could improve public health outcomes and costs to the healthcare system. 3.2 million Virginians have no dental insurance, according to the Virginia Health Care Foundation. Jahd Khalil reports.
Lawmakers Pave the Way for More Needle Exchanges
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on February 25, 2020
Thanks to legislation that’s now on it’s way to the Governor’s desk any Virginia locality will be able to start a needle exchange. The bill also makes it easier to get those new sites up and running. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Tackling the Growing Demand for Psychiatric Services in Virginia’s Hospitals
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on May 9, 2019
Across Virginia there’s been an uptick in psychiatric admissions to hospitals, to the point where beds are filling up. Thursday a group from the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association rolled out some ideas on what can be done. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Thousands of Children in Virginia Could Lose Health Insurance by January
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 4, 2017
65,000 low income children in Virginia could get cut off from their healthcare if Congress doesn’t act soon. The state is already preparing to send out termination notices for coverage. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.