House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “I cannot fathom the reasoning behind the Governor’s announcement today. Families have sought this information — information they could use to protect their loved ones from a lethal threat — for months. Now, after the body count in nursing homes reaches 1,000, the Governor has reversed course. “If it is legal … Read More
House Republicans receive more than two dozen business awards from Virginia Chamber
Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates received more than two dozen business awards from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce at their annual awards dinner on Tuesday, including awards for Legislator of the Year and Freshman of the Year. House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) was given the Chamber’s Legislator of the Year award and Delegate Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk) was … Read More
House Republican Leaders react to single payer system proposed by House Democrat candidates
Republican leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates responded Monday to the 16 Virginia Democratic candidates for the House of Delegates calling for a european-style single-payer healthcare system in the Commonwealth. Led by Lee Carter (D-50) and Elizabeth Guzman (D-31), the 16 House Democrat candidates endorsed a system that they themselves project will cost $23 billion per year and “require … Read More
2017-2018 Medicaid forecast grows by nearly $300 million
“This forecast reinforces the wisdom of our decision not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.”- Speaker William J. Howell
2016 General Assembly passes two-year state budget, adjourns ahead of schedule
For the second straight year, the Republican led General Assembly advanced our legislative priorities, crafted a conservative and responsible state budget, and worked diligently to complete its work ahead of schedule.
Direct Primary Care Agreements pass General Assembly
On Wednesday, the Senate of Virginia passed House Bill 685, introduced by Delegate R. Steven Landes (R-Augusta), which defines direct primary care agreements as medical service agreements outside the scope of state insurance regulation.
House Republicans highlight successful and productive start to 2016 General Assembly Session
Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell and House Republican leaders highlighted the House’s legislative accomplishments at a press conference Wednesday, promising to continue to govern and lead for the remainder of the 2016 session.
House GOP introduces legislation to reform COPN
Three Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates are introducing legislation in the 2016 General Assembly session to reform Virginia’s Certificate of Public Need (COPN) laws.
2016-2018 Medicaid forecast grows by nearly $1 billion
The official consensus forecast for Virginia Medicaid, long-term care and mental health services expenditures through fiscal year 2018 is up nearly one billion from the previous biennium.
JLARC report highlights responsible state spending and rising Medicaid growth
A Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission report released Tuesday highlighted the General Assembly’s responsible spending and the continued growth of Medicaid in Virginia. The annual report tracks state spending over the last 10 years and is required by law. The report showed that general fund spending declined by by five percent over the last 10 years when adjusted for … Read More