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Jul

2018

How Proposed Changes to Public Charge Will Affect Health Utilization

Earlier this year, the Trump administration released a draft of planned policy changes that would expand the criteria used to consider a person a potential “public charge.” The proposed changes are already causing some Virginia immigrants to forgo using public health programs for fear this may jeopardize their immigration status.  Given the impact on health care utilization in Virginia, we, as a health advocacy community, need to educate communities and address the proposed changes head-on.


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22

Jun

2018

Making Medicaid Expansion a Reality in Virginia

It is a busy and rewarding start to the summer across the Commonwealth. A few weeks ago, the Virginia legislature voted to expand Medicaid eligibility, which means, by January 1, nearly 400,000 low-income Virginians will be able to access affordable health care coverage with a very limited, extraction-only dental benefit.

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17

Apr

2018

A State of Decay Report Underscores Need for Advocacy, Community Engagement in Virginia

Oral Health America’s (OHA) national report A State of Decay, Vol. IV examines key indicators that impact the oral health of older adults in all states. Virginia narrowly earned a “Good” rating with a 70% score, putting us 11th in the nation for our efforts to improve oral health in seniors. With 1.35 million seniors living in Virginia (16% of our total population), this report illustrates Virginia’s progress and identifies a need for continued action to ensure America’s rapidly growing older population ages healthily and independently.

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22

Jan

2018

Sign-on to Support an Adult Medicaid Dental Benefit

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10

Jan

2018

CCC+ Includes Limited Adult Dental Benefits

Author: Lauren Gray
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