Delegate Landes will continue to promote Virginia’s healthcare safety net, providing funding to targeted services without expanding broken government entitlement programs. In the 2017 General Assembly session, the House of Delegates has introduced a number of bills to reform Medicaid and welfare, combat opioid and heroin addiction, and increase access to healthcare services.
In the 2017 General Assembly session, Delegate Landes has once again introduced legislation establishing Direct Primary Care Agreements. HB 2053 allows an agreement between a health care provider and an individual patient under which the provider charges a predetermined fee as consideration for providing primary care to the patient. HJ 675 directs the Joint Commission on Health Care (JCHC) to study the creation of a registry of cases of abuse or neglect of an individual receiving services through the Building Independence, Family and Individual Supports, or Community Living waiver program by a service provider. He’s also offered a budget amendment, Item 306 #h11 that adds funding to increase the number of Family and Individuals Support Waiver slots by 400.