The 2009 session of the Virginia General Assembly is nearing its scheduled end 45 days after it began.
News Elder law attorneys Needham, Mitnick & Pollack PLC(www.elderlawanswers.com), developer Hekemian & Company (www.hekemian.com), and commercial property owner Oshinsky Family Limited Partnership are the most recent businesses to sign onto 2009 sponsorship of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce.
Openings Virginia Commerce Bank will open its Falls Church branch in the West Metro Plaza at 7115 Leesburg Pike on Mon, Dec. 15.
Those of you who follow the actions of the Virginia General Assembly know that progress is often slow and incremental in nature.
The principal policy division between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama involves health care. It’s a division that can seem technical and obscure — and I’ve read many assertions that only the most wonkish care about the fine print of their proposals.
This week, the House will vote yet again to override the President’s veto of low income children’s health insurance, the revised, bipartisan SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Program) bill (H.R. 3963).
Broadly speaking, the serious contenders for the Democratic nomination are offering similar policy proposals — the dispute over health care mandates notwithstanding. But there are large differences among the candidates in their beliefs about what it will take to turn a progressive agenda into reality.
The United States spends far more on health care per person than any other nation. Yet we have lower life expectancy than most other rich countries. Furthermore, every other advanced country provides all its citizens with health insurance; only in America is a large fraction of the population uninsured or […]
Last week, President Bush vetoed the popular, bipartisan, state-federal Children’s Health Insurance Program known as SCHIP; legislation that would provide 10 million low income children – 211,000 in the Commonwealth – access to government financed, private health insurance. The President’s reasoning? He claims the bill is too expensive.
This week, Congress passed a long-awaited reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), legislation giving 10 million low-income children health care coverage. The program will expire Monday if it is not signed into law.