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HEALTH CARE IS KEY ISSUE AS ROSS CHALLENGES VOGEL IN VIRGINIA'S 27TH DISTRICT SENATE RACE

By PAMELA GOULD, Free Lance-Star (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Three-term state Sen. Jill Vogel and challenger Ronnie Ross III both see health care as a top priority for Virginia’s 27th Senate District, but disagree on the right answer. Democrat Ross, a 33-year-old political newcomer, supports expanded Medicaid. Vogel has been working in the General Assembly to make coverage more affordable for small businesses and their employees through short-term and catastrophic insurance plans.

VaNews October 17, 2019



FORUM ALLOWS GENERAL ASSEMBLY CANDIDATES TO DISCUSS PRIORITIES

By BRIAN BREHM, Winchester Star (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

All but one of the eight people campaigning to represent the Northern Shenandoah Valley in Virginia’s General Assembly participated in a candidates’ forum Saturday morning at Handley Library in Winchester.

VaNews October 7, 2019



GOVERNOR TOURS LOCAL AMAZON DISTRIBUTION CENTER

By JOSH JANNEY, Winchester Star (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Gov. Ralph Northam toured the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Frederick County on Monday afternoon to celebrate the facility’s contributions to the economy and the creation of 1,500 jobs. Northam was joined by state Sen. Jill Vogel, R-Upperville, and local officials and business leaders for a VIP tour of the 1.06-million-square-foot facility

VaNews September 10, 2019



WITH VOGEL’S HELP, ERA CLEARS SENATE COMMITTEE

By JILL PALERMO, Prince William Times

On the Virginia General Assembly's opening day, state Sen. Jill Vogel, of Fauquier County, was one of only two Republicans to cast a vote in favor of advancing the Equal Rights Amendment to the floor of the state Senate, where supporters are optimistic it will pass based on previous votes.

VaNews January 11, 2019



LOUDOUN GOP CENSURES REPUBLICAN SEN. VOGEL

By NATHANIEL CLINE, Loudoun Times

State Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-27th) received a slap on the wrist from the Loudoun County Republican Committee earlier this month. During its August meeting, the LCRC voted in favor of a resolution censuring the Republican lawmaker for her vote in favor of Medicaid expansion.

VaNews August 27, 2018



MIDDLEBURG DEMOCRAT ANNOUNCES 27TH DISTRICT CANDIDACY

By STAFF REPORT, Loudoun Times

Ronnie Ross is the first Democrat to announce a 2019 candidacy for the Virginia Senate 27th District seat. The teacher, coach and administrator announced his decision Monday. ... Ross said he is running for the office currently occupied by Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R) on a platform of investing in education, protecting the environment, the economy and improving health care. He has not held public office.

VaNews July 4, 2018



VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROVES MEDICAID EXPANSION TO 400,000 LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS

By LAURA VOZZELLA AND GREGORY S. SCHNEIDER, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

The Virginia legislature voted Wednesday to make government health insurance available to 400,000 low-income residents, overcoming five years of GOP resistance. The decision marks a leftward shift in the legislature and an enormous win for Gov. Ralph Northam (D), the pediatrician who ran on expanding access to health care. Virginia will join 32 other states and the District in expanding Medicaid coverage. The measure is expected to take effect Jan. 1.

VaNews May 31, 2018



VIRGINIA SET TO EXPAND MEDICAID AS SENATE AND HOUSE BACK BUDGET DEAL

By MICHAEL MARTZ, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Six years after the U.S. Supreme Court left the decision to states on whether to expand their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, Virginia is about to extend health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of Virginians without it. Gov. Ralph Northam has left no doubt he will sign a pair of budget bills that will begin a two-phased process of receiving federal approval to expand Medicaid in Virginia on Jan. 1, relying on billions of dollars in long-available federal funds and a pair of taxes on hospital revenues to pay for it.

VaNews May 31, 2018



VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE APPROVES BUDGET, EXPANDS MEDICAID

By TIMES-MIRROR STAFF, Loudoun Times

The Virginia General Assembly approved a budget bill Wednesday that will expand Medicaid to approximately 400,000 low-income Virginians. The years-long Democratic priority passed the Senate 23-17, with four Republicans joining 19 Democrats in favor, and the House of Delegates 67-31.

VaNews May 31, 2018



VOGEL CHANGES VOTE TO APPROVE BUDGET WITH MEDICAID EXPANSION

By ONOFRIO CASTIGLIA, Winchester Star (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

It was made clear Wednesday that Virginia will expand Medicaid after more than four years of fighting about it. With help from three Republicans, the state Senate voted 23-17 to pass a budget that includes the expansion of the low-income health care program.

VaNews May 31, 2018