New numbers out Tuesday from the Census Bureau show that in a single year the number of Virginians without health insurance dropped by .9-percent, the largest drop of any state in the country.  

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Faced with uncertainty about the costs of the coronavirus, lawmakers hit pause on plans to spend more money on Medicaid coverage earlier this year. But, in spite of an expected revenue shortfall, policy experts say there’s plenty of money left for healthcare spending.

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Living with COVID-19 has meant some may be experiencing food insecurity for the first time. One Roanoke Valley non-profit group was able to pivot at a time when access to healthy and affordable food is crucial.


Undocumented immigrants are being hit hard by the COVID-19 health crisis, and access to health care is a major stumbling block for many. But, Virginia could take action to increase availability of testing and treatment.

It’s been just over a year since Virginia expanded eligibility for the state-run health insurance program Medicaid. New numbers released Tuesday show people have not just gotten health insurance, but also are accessing care.