2018 State Legislative Priorities

January 9, 2018

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2018 State Legislative Priorities

  • Reducing tobacco use by increasing the state tobacco tax
  • Increase state funding for cancer research
  • Increase funding for Every Woman's Life program (provides breast and cervical cancer screenings for uninsured women)
  • Expand access to health-care to Virginians who fall in the coverage-gap
  • Simply the process for cancer patients who are seeking an exception from step-therapy