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Del. Rust Honored by Virginia Association of Health Plans

Herndon's Tom Rust was awarded the distinguished public service award.

Herndon's Del. Tom Rust (R-86) was honored by the membership of the Virginia Association of Health Plans at their Legislative Fall Forum on Dec. 3. 

Rust was presented with the 2012 Distinguished Public Service Award. The award is given to a member of the Virginia House of Delegates as well as a member of the Virginia Senate. 

VAHP's Executive Director Doug Gray said Rust's long-standing public service and work on health care issues were some of the reasons for the selection. 

Upon accepting the award, Rust thanked the Virginia Association of Health Plans and said he will continue to work to improve health and access to health care for all Virginians. 

Rust is a board member of the Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic, which has expanded its facilities and increased its client base during his tenure. He also carried legislation that was instrumental in implementing most of the aspects of the federal healthcare law once it became law. 

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William House December 13, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Real Grass Roots (if you're a plutocrat) Virginia Association of Health Plans. Corporate Affiliate Members Corporate Affiliate Members Abbott Laboratories Amgen, Inc. Astellas Pharma Availity, Inc. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Daiichi-Sankyo Pharma Eli Lilly Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Genentech Genzyme GlaxoSmithKline Medco Health Solutions Merck & Co. Inc Novo-Nordisk, Inc. OptumHealth Pfizer, Inc. Takeda Pharmaceuticals http://www.vahp.org/membership/corporate-affiliate-members/ Member Health Plans Aetna Inc. Amerigroup Corporation Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield CIGNA HealthCare Coventry Health Care of Virginia, Inc. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. Sentara Healthcare MajestaCare UnitedHealthcare Virginia Premier http://www.vahp.org/membership/full-members/
William House December 13, 2012 at 04:41 PM
News Flash: Republican gets award from a Republican Group. Virginia Association of Health Plans is in league with: Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia, Virginia State Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business and Karl Roves group, American Crossroads. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/virginiapolitics/2011/01/a_bill_sponsored_by_a.html
William House December 13, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Exposed: The Other ALECs' Corporate Playbook By Steve Horn and Sarah Blaskey 21 June 2012 ...Big business in the United States has perfected a legislative "playbook" - a methodical strategy for turning the wish list of multinational corporations into a state-level policy agenda with bipartisan support. ...To the extent there has been any discussion of this playbook at all, it has centered almost exclusively on the role of the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and its model legislation process. full article: http://truth-out.org/news/item/9889-exposed-the-other-alecs-corporate-playbook
William House December 13, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Virginia Association of Health Plans About: Private Sector Solutions Our Mission: ...The Association is committed to cultivating a regulatory and marketplace environment that facilitates private sector health care solutions. http://www.vahp.org/about-us/

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