VCU Health plans massive redevelopment of campus

Virginia Commonwealth University and its health system are planning a significant reimagining of the health campus in downtown Richmond, a preliminary plan that could take more than 15 years to implement and likely cost north of $1 billion.

The vision includes a new dental school, an expansion to the inpatient hospital, more space for research, and removal of the 83-year-old West Hospital.

With few formal plans made, the vision is considered a “roadmap,” and it’s possible not all projects will come to life, said Meredith Weiss, VCU’s vice president for administration and interim chief financial officer. She presented the plan

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Attacks on Health Care Bi-Monthly News Brief: 29 November -12 December 2023 – Afghanistan

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1999 Attacks on Health Care So Far in 2023

Monitoring by Insecurity Insight has identified at least 1999 attacks on health care between 01 January and 28 November 2023. In these incidents, health facilities have been damaged 636 times, 401 health workers have been killed, 221 kidnapped, 267 injured and 249 arrested. High incident numbers have been reported in the occupied Palestinian territories (609), Myanmar (370), Ukraine (368) and Sudan (238).

See where incidents happened on this interactive map. Download this data on HDX. Numbers may change if or when further information is made available. The map and the

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A Windfall in Health Insurance Rebates? It’s Not as Crazy as It Sounds

“Americans will get $1.1 B in rebates from health insurance companies this year cuz of a provision I wrote in the ACA.”

Former Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), in a tweet on May 17, 2023

Former Democratic Sen. Al Franken tweeted recently that Americans will receive “$1.1 B in rebates from health insurance companies this year” because of a provision he wrote into the Affordable Care Act.

The tweets prompted many comments, including some people who said they had never seen such a check from their insurers. That got us wondering: Is Franken’s tweet correct

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Majority in US Still Say Gov’t Should Ensure Healthcare

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  • 57% say government should ensure health coverage for all in US
  • 53% favor health system based on private insurance; 43%, a government-run one
  • 72% of Democrats, 13% of Republicans support government-run system

WASHINGTON, DC — A 57% majority of US adults believe that the federal government should ensure all Americans have healthcare coverage. Yet nearly as many, 53%, prefer that the US healthcare system be based on private insurance rather than run by the government. These findings are in line with recent attitudes about the government’s involvement in the healthcare system, which have been

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HDFC Ergo withdraws 3 health insurance policies: How will it impact policyholders? Will premiums increase?

HDFC Ergo has withdrawn variants of my:health Suraksha health insurance plan from the market. Customers of these health insurance plans will be migrated to another plan of the insurer. What is going to change for the customers of HDFC Ergo my:health Suraksha, especially at the time of renewal? What is the solution the insurer is offering? How will the migration of this insurance policy work? ET Wealth Online explains all the nitty-gritty of this transition from HDFC Ergo my:health Suraksha plans to another health insurance plan.

HDFC Ergo withdraws my:health Suraksha health insurance plans: What it means for policyholders

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Wyomingites may be skeptical of Obamacare, but many use it for health insurance

Wyoming leaders have repeatedly rejected Medicaid expansion, but a new study shows many residents here rely on another component of the Affordable Care Act: the health insurance marketplace.

Among the 10 states with the highest share of farmers, Wyoming uses the federal health insurance marketplace the most, according to a new analysis by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. That marketplace is a virtual space for comparing plans and finding insurance that’s often more affordable than elsewhere thanks to federal subsidies.

More than 42,000 Wyomingites made marketplace plan selections during the 2024 open enrollment period, comprising more than 7% of the

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