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September 2014

The Financial Health of Virginia's Hospitals
The Financial Health of Virginia's Hospitals — As Virginia's leaders debate and maneuver over the issue of expanding Medicaid, it is important to examine the financial health of the hospitals in our state, since hospitals are the largest single promoter of this proposed policy change.  The financial health of the hospitals has become an issue because the hospitals have weighted in on the Medicaid expansion debate, arguing they need these federal dollars to survive.  This report looks at the actual financial health of Virginia's hospitals as reported on the Virginia Information website for November of 2013.  The reader can decide for himself or herself if the hospitals need the "free federal money" offered by the proposed expansion of Medicaid by looking at the number in this report.  Read It Here!

July 2014

Jefferson Journal:  After The OEI
Jefferson Journal: After The OEI — By Chris Braunlich  The recent state court ruling that the Opportunity Educational Institution (OEI) is a violation of the Virginia Constitution leaves thousands of Virginia schoolchildren consigned to schools with decades-long records of failure.  It's a missed opportunity, but one that can and should be corrected next year.  Here's one way.  (7/17/2014)  Read It Here!

June 2014

The Jefferson Journal:  Brown v. Board:  Made In Virginia
The Jefferson Journal: Brown v. Board: Made In Virginia — The 60th anniversary of the historic Brown v. Board decision declaring state laws establishing separate schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional was accompanied by commentaries recognizing the importance of the case -- but few also recognized the pivotal role Virginia played.  For while the case is named Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, KS, the truth is that the case began here ... in Virginia.  (6/10/2014)  Read It Here!

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