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Wednesday News: Mark Warner on Trump Jr.’s “Rookie Mistake”; Trump White House in “Chaos”; GOP “Failing at Governing. And They Know It”

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, July 12.

  • Dart Launches General Election Campaign in Goochland

    MANAKIN SABOT, VA – Community leader Melissa Dart officially kicked off her General Election campaign last night at Lola’s Farmhouse Bistro in Goochland County surrounded by over 50 community members and supporters. Dart won her primary on June 13th in a two way race with record turnout on the Democratic side.

    “We are extremely excited to see this groundswell of support coming out of the primary. As we saw with the election in June, Democrats are energized and we’re ready to build on that momentum going into November,” said Dart. “This campaign is about ensuring that all Virginians are able to live healthy prosperous lives. And that means making sure healthcare is affordable and accessible, our public education system is adequately funded, and our infrastructure is up to modern standards in our rural communities.”

    A twenty year resident of the 56th, Dart has been an active member of the the greater Richmond community. She serves on the Henrico County Special Education Advisory Committee which recently put out a report examining the effect of school discipline on children with special needs. Professionally, Dart works in Healthcare administration consulting giving her the background and understanding she needs to lead healthcare reform from day one in the legislature.

  • Watch out Virginia House of Delegates Republicans!

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  • Virginia Professional Fire Fighters Endorse Ralph Northam in Virginia Governor’s Race

    “Northam is the candidate that best understands our issues…”

    RICHMOND– The Virginia Professional Fire Fighters (VPFF) announce Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam as their choice to be the 73rd governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. With over 7000 members in 65 locals across the Commonwealth, VPFF’s firefighters and emergency medical service professionals will work to elect Dr. Ralph Northam for his commitment to the idea that public safety is a basic core service.

    “As a doctor, Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam has worked firsthand with the fire fighters and EMS professionals we count as members and shares our commitment to ensuring the public safety of our communities,” said Robert L. Bragg, President of Virginia Professional Fire Fighters. “In the governor’s race, the choice is clear. Ralph Northam is the candidate that best understands our issues and will work hard as our next governor to keep the citizens of our Commonwealth safe.”

    “It is an honor to have the support of the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters in this race,” said Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam. “Their members are on the front lines when disaster strikes and tragedy occurs. As governor, I’ll never forget that, and work hard to ensure we are honoring their commitment to public safety in Virginia.”

  • SEN. WARNER INTRODUCES LEGISLATIVE FIXES TO IMPROVE THE EXISTING AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
    ~ Targeted measures will provide stability to health care markets and expand choices for consumers ~

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) introduced three proposals today with targeted fixes to improve the existing Affordable Care Act (ACA) by providing greater stability to health care markets while expanding choices and lowering coverage costs for consumers. The legislative package includes measures that would create a new, lower-cost health coverage option for consumers and guarantee that states can receive federal Medicaid matching funds regardless of when they choose to expand Medicaid under provisions of the ACA. A third measure introduced by Sen. Warner would launch a process which leads to allowing insurers to sell health policies across state lines. These bills were previously introduced in the 113th and 114th Congresses.

    “Since we first began debating health care reform in Congress, I have said both parties need to work together to improve the Affordable Care Act to ensure our health care system works better for more people. What we have seen instead are several ineffective efforts to repeal the ACA, combined now with active attempts to undermine the existing system for political reasons – all of which puts coverage for millions of Americans at risk,” said Sen. Warner. “These commonsense reforms will give families additional coverage choices and price points to meet their medical and financial needs. My legislation also seeks to provide more stability to health care markets in states which chose to expand Medicaid under the ACA, while also providing additional assurances to encourage non-expansion states like Virginia to reconsider.”

    The Warner package of health care reforms include:

    · The Expanded Consumer Choice Act would create a new coverage option, the Copper Plan, which would be offered to consumers along with the existing Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze health care plans. Copper plans would provide a lower-cost, higher-deductible, federal-assistance eligible option for consumers, while also covering the essential health benefits and consumer protections required of all health care plans offered through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which analyses have shown could decrease the cost of premiums by as much as 17 percent.

    · The States Achieve Medicaid Expansion (SAME) Act would provide each state expanding its Medicaid program with the same levels of Federal matching funds, regardless of when it chooses to expand the program. The bill would make the expansion as good a deal for those states choosing to expand Medicaid as those that did so in 2014.

    · The Commonsense Competition and Access to Health Insurance Act would allow insurers to offer coverage across state boundaries, which would increase choice and competition among plans, potentially driving down costs while maintaining quality and value.

    Sen. Warner has been at the forefront of providing solutions to the ongoing challenges of our current health care system and remains committed to working for responsible improvements to the Affordable Care Act that guarantee affordable health care coverage, while preventing insurers from denying coverage because of pre-existing health conditions, charging women more than men, or dropping someone’s coverage when they get sick. He recently led a bipartisan effort to push for the study of outcome-based arrangements to lower prescription drug costs and has been a vocal opponent of Trumpcare.

  • fb274

    Hey Mr. Warner, Between the DEMs paying the 6 Awans, I.T. techs who were rarely seen in DEMS’ offices almost what you are being paid, fired Feb. 2, 2017 and fled back to Pakistan immediately as they are Not U.S. Citizens and involved in drug running, human trafficking, organ harvesting, theft of DEM laptops and Blackberry cell phones, stealing sensitive intel info which all of you DEMs are tying to cover up=======were you aiding and abetting those criminals.

    If that does not concern you, maybe this will:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23nrJSwCbQc&feature=youtu.be The Russian atty. is a Comey snitch and financially rewarded by John McCain……….my, my, my.

  • Quizzical

    Just another coastal flooding article.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-cities-chronic-
    flooding/?cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social