Health Care

Access to health coverage helps Virginians live stronger, more productive lives. Over the past decade, since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more Virginians have gained access to health coverage. Still, almost 750,000 Virginians, including nearly 100,000 children, remain without it. At TCI we monitor state health care policies with a particular interest in how those policies impact the health security of low and moderate income people.

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Key Priorities

• Assess the impact of any federal legislation related to private health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid on the state’s economic security and on the health of Virginians.

• Build on the successes of Virginia’s Medicaid program to provide health coverage for low-income individuals and families and strengthen critical safety-net services.

• Build on innovative local partnerships such as Virginia Coordinated Care (VCC) to provide access for more uninsured Virginians throughout the state.

• Fully fund the recommendations from the bipartisan Joint Subcommittee Studying Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century to modernize the state’s mental health system.

  • Ensure same day access to critical services at all Community Service Boards (CSBs), rather than only a handful of pilot sites.


Click image for PDF February 20, 2018 Comparing the governor’s and money committee’s proposed changes to the 2018-2020 budget click image for PDF The House Appropriations and Senate Finance committees released their proposed changes to the 2018-2020 budget (FYs 19 and 20) on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Click here or on the image at left for our summary level assessment of certain key changes and other noteworthy information proposed by the money committees and governor compared to the current budget.