Virginia Health Care Access Program and Authority; established and created. (HB1549)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Health Care Access Program. Establishes the Virginia Health Care Access Program (the Program) to (i) develop and fund programs to improve access to health care services for recipients of medical assistance and other medically needy, low-income underinsured and uninsured residents of the Commonwealth; (ii) support the financial stability of rural hospitals and access to health care in rural areas of the Commonwealth; and (iii) fund programmatic and financial support for health professional education provided by public and private teaching hospitals within the Commonwealth. The bill establishes the Virginia Health Care Access Authority to oversee implementation of the Program, including imposition of an assessment on covered hospitals, as that term is defined in the bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104645D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
02/13/2018Left in Rules

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB956.