Month: July 2017

75/25, Medicaid, and a Single Payer Model

The Virginian-Pilot ran a story on July 13 about a new managed care approach to Medicaid.  Included in the story was a statistic that stood out to me: Approximately 25% of Medicaid enrollees use approximately 75% of all allocated Medicaid funds. This 25% figure is mostly comprised of the elderly and the disabled requiring skilled…

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Civics Quiz: Seven questions to help you vote

Take this short quiz to see if you are you an informed Virginia Beach citizen and voter. Question 1:  How many voters are in Virginia Beach? As of February 1, 2017, Virginia Beach has 279,443 active voters and 32,411inactive voters for a total of 311,854 voters.  This information was compiled by the Virginia State Board…

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I Believe. Do You?

I joined Virginia Beach Democrats because…. I am a high school drop out. I took my GED through a state run program. I was a first generation college student supported by public “student success” programs. My mom is a green card holder and an EU passport holder. My mom receives Social Security and Medicare. We…

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