Preparing for the Unknown, Collaboration in Virginia's Hospital Emergency Management Program

Hospitals have for many years had emergency plans. Historically, little was done to incorporate them into regional or statewide planning. However, that changed in Virginia before the events of September 11, 2001. Events like the first New York City and Oklahoma City bombings highlighted the need to coordinate private sector health care with community emergency...

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Measure Twice, Cut Once, Electricity and Health Care Regulation in Virginia

Strong negative experiences with electricity deregulation in other states, including soaring electric bills and rolling service interruptions, led the 2007 Virginia General Assembly to commit significant time and effort to addressing the Commonwealth’s own state of electricity deregulation. Consumer advocates, industry representatives and policy makers alike agreed that the deregulation plan of the late 1990s...

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Getting It Right, Responsible COPN Deregulation

Health care is one of America’s most heavily regulated fields. Government influences that defy free market principles, including federal unfunded mandates to care for emergency department patients regardless of their ability to pay and Medicaid rates that fall far short of the cost of care provided, often create barriers to sustaining essential health care services....

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Medicaid Reform - A Year Later

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association and its Commonwealth Care Coalition partners (the Virginia Health Care Association, The Medical Society of Virginia, the Virginia Association of Health Plans, the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians, Virginia’s Family Physicians and AARP Virginia) are committed to strengthening the value and improving the financial sustainability of Virginia’s Medicaid program....

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