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June 23, 2017 / Kendra Allen, Editor

New Senate health plan could negatively impact Virginia

HEALTH CARE
– Yesterday the Senate revealed its version of the proposed health care bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, and many states are worried about the changes. Virginia policymakers are particularly concerned with funding cuts to Medicaid and the change in the way funds are allocated to states. (Richmond Times, 6/22)

Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration said the measure would help states that expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act at the expense of states that didn’t, while reducing long-term federal funding for a program that has been shared equally with the state.

“States that expanded get more money for longer, and states that didn’t expand get less,” Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel said in an interview Thursday. “It’s hard to dispute that the gap is increasing.”

– Senate Republicans Reveal Long-Awaited Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill (NPR, 6/22)

TRANSIT
– Next year, adult learners in the District will be able to use public transportation for free to get to school. (DCFPI, 6/20)

– A coalition of Greater Washington region business leaders is calling for Metro reform. (WBJ, 6/23)

EDUCATION | The District of Columbia public school system, parents, and policymakers are working together to fight overcrowding in ward 3 schools. (Current, 6/21)

HOUSING | When we talk about housing affordability, shouldn’t we include the cost of transportation? (Citylab, 6/23)

Related: Check out this post from WRAG’s What Funders Need to Know series where we explored how transportation factors into the cost of housing in our region.

IMMIGRATIONThe Supreme Court Defends the Integrity of U.S. Citizenship (Atlantic, 6/22)


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