News

Virginia House And Senate Continue To Spar Over Medicaid Funding

Virginia House And Senate Continue To Spar Over Medicaid Funding

Photo: clipart.com

The House of Delegates and State Senate have unveiled rival versions of Virginia’s next budget, and they remain at odds over whether federal money should be used to expand health insurance coverage to low income Virginians. Leaders of the Democrat-controlled Senate want publicly funded private health insurance coverage for people who earn too much to qualify for the current Medicaid program. The targeted group does not make enough to get tax credits from the federal Affordable Care Act. The Republican-controlled House is not willing to expand Medicaid eligibility, but its leaders have added $118 million for Virginia hospitals. That includes the University of Virginia Medical Center (pictured). Governor McAuliffe says he’s disappointed that the House continues to oppose an expansion of the Medicaid rolls.

 

Latest Stories

in Entertainment

Daughter reveals Joan Rivers is still on life support

Comedian Joan Rivers arrives for the premiere of the documentary "Joan Rivers - A Piece Of Work" during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 25, 2010.

Comedian Joan Rivers remains on life support after being hospitalized in serious condition due to cardiac arrest.

in National

Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth

An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 28, 2014.

U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

in Sports

Indianapolis Colts owner pleads guilty to intoxicated driving

James Irsay, owner of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters March 17, 2014.

Billionaire James Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, was arrested in March after failing roadside field-sobriety tests.

in Sports

Phillies’ Cole Hamels, bullpen combine for no-hitter

Sep 1, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) throws the ball against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Turner Field.

Cole Hamels set up a combined no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies as they beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 at Turner Field in Atlanta.

in National, World

ISIS releases beheading video of American Steven Sotloff

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.