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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...
August 14, 2020 | Laura Goren

Budget Choices for Today and Tomorrow: Learning Lessons from the Great Recession and Setting Virginia on a More Equitable Path

Executive Summary As Virginia policymakers prepare for a special session to address the state budget and policing reforms, this report...
August 10, 2020 | The Commonwealth Institute

Video: It’s Time to Dismantle Virginia’s “40-Quarter Rule”

The U.S. government requires that lawful permanent residents–immigrants with legal status–reside in the country for five years in order to...
August 6, 2020 | Sherri Egerton

New report highlights the role a state PFML program can play in advancing health & economic equity

 As Virginia policymakers discuss how  to address racial health disparities, consideration should be given to the intersection of labor policy...
August 6, 2020 | The Commonwealth Institute

Time Off to Care: Melissa’s Story

Melissa Alexander is a 16-year resident of Prince William County and devoted wife, teacher, mother and caregiver. Melissa cared for...
August 6, 2020 | Freddy Mejia

Statewide PFML: A Critical Step Toward Racial, Economic, and Health Equity

Everyone should have the ability to take time away from work to care for themselves and loved ones without risking...
July 14, 2020 | The Commonwealth Institute

July is Maternal Health Awareness Month: Black Mothers Deserve Equity

During the 2020 legislative session, the General Assembly enacted House Joint Resolution 111, which designates July...
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