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May 18, 2021 | Ashley Kenneth

More Than Recovery: Reflecting on a Stronger Future for the Commonwealth

The COVID-19 pandemic has unearthed inequities with deep roots. Intentional policy decisions made over generations have maintained a society where...
May 10, 2021 | Freddy Mejia

It’s Time to Cover All Kids

Every child should have every opportunity for a healthy start, and that includes having access to comprehensive health coverage. Unfortunately,...
January 28, 2021 | Freddy Mejia

For Today and Tomorrow: Increasing Health Coverage for Undocumented Virginians

COVID-19 has reminded us that our health and well-being are highly intertwined with that of our neighbors, and that our...
January 18, 2021 | Chris Wodicka

Virginia’s Families and Communities Need Support Now: State Budget Options for a Stronger, More Equitable Recovery

Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has created widespread hardship across Virginia and around the globe. As hospitalizations continue...
October 14, 2020 | The Commonwealth Institute

Virginia Needs an Updated Budget to Address Economic and Health Challenges

A lot has changed since April when legislators approved a state budget amid significant uncertainty. After six months, we have...
October 1, 2020 | Chris Wodicka

This Recession is Different: Hardship among Asian American Communities and the Need for State Policy Solutions

The economy shows some signs of recovering from the worst of the pandemic-driven recession, yet the share of working people...
September 15, 2020 | The Commonwealth Institute

Medicaid Expansion Drops Uninsured Rate to 7.9% in Virginia in 2019

Newly released ACS Census data indicates decline in uninsured rate, first to document impact of Medicaid expansion RICHMOND, VA –...
September 8, 2020 | Freddy Mejia

After Saving Big on Medicaid, It’s Time for Lawmakers to Reinvest

Quality health care is essential to our well-being at any time and, in the midst of a pandemic, Virginia should...
August 14, 2020 | The Commonwealth Institute

Budget Priorities to Advance Racial Justice and Meet COVID-19 Challenges

Much has changed in Virginia, across the United States, and around the world since the General Assembly first adopted a...
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