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April 2015

Hospitals and the Proposed Medicaid Expansion
Hospitals and the Proposed Medicaid Expansion — There are more efficient ways than expanding Medicaid to keep small, rural hospitals open.  That's the conclusion of a new study issued by the Thomas Jefferson Institute, analyzing the reasons the hospital industry supports Medicaid expansion and noting that larger, profitable hospitals would receive most of the additional funding that would come from Medicaid expansion.  Read It Here!

April 2015

The Jefferson Journal:  New EPA Regulations Will Harm Virginia
The Jefferson Journal: New EPA Regulations Will Harm Virginia — By Michael W. Thompson   New EPA regulations expected to be made final this summer will result in a 25 percent increase in electric bills and a loss of 38,000 jobs here in Virginia.  At a time when the Commonwealth is clawing its way out of the recession, these costs will have a devastating impact on Virginians:  Our economy will suffer.  Our standard of living will suffer.  Our job base will suffer.  Our poorest families will suffer. (4/3/2015)  Read It Here!

March 2015

The Costs of New EPA Rules to Virginia
The Costs of New EPA Rules to Virginia — This summer the Environmental Protection Agency will publish its final regulations limiting CO2 emissions on new and existing electricity power plants and lower existing limits on mercury emissions.  The impact?  Electric bills will soar 25 percent and Virginia will lose more than 38,000 jobs.  Read It Here!

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