Tag: Affordable Care Act

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Sen. Warner introduces legislative fixes to improve existing Affordable Care Act

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) introduced three proposals today with targeted fixes to improve the existing Affordable Care Act.


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Kaine on Republican healthcare plan

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine comments today on the House Republican healthcare plan.


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Kaine highlights impact of Affordable Care Act on Virginia

Tim Kaine shared stories from constituents throughout Virginia asking for him to do everything he can to save the Affordable Care Act.


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Kaine to Trump: Obamacare repeal would kneecap opioid fight

Repealing Obamacare would pull the rug out from under the fight against opioids, Tim Kaine warns President Trump.


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Kaine emphasizes importance of healthcare to HHS nominee Price

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine participated in a hearing on the nomination of Tom Price to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services.


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Sen. Kaine statement on Senate Affordable Care Act vote

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine released a statement on last night’s Senate vote to begin a fast-track process of repealing of the Affordable Care Act.


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Kaine launches online tool for sharing Obamacare stories

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine launched a new online tool for Virginians to share how the Affordable Care Act has helped them.


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Kaine highlights impact of Obamacare in Virginia

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine introduced the lead amendment to stop Republican efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.


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Kaine, McAuliffe, Scott, McEachin to rally Virginians in Richmond to save healthcare

Senator Tim Kaine, Governor Terry McAuliffe and others will lead a rally on Sunday to oppose Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.


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Kaine joins in Senate effort to lower prescription drug prices for seniors

Tim Kaine joined in a Senate effort to push legislation to lower prescription drug prices for seniors.


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Kaine announces appointment to Senate HELP Committee

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced his appointment to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP).


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Kaine discusses importance of Affordable Care Act, expanding coverage

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine toured a community health center in Alexandria to discuss the importance of protecting the Affordable Care Act.


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Robert Hurt: Affordable Care Act more costly than ever?

Last week the Obama administration confirmed that the Affordable Care Act continues to break one of its signature promises.


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Questions about the Affordable Care Act?

Questions about the Affordable Care Act will be answered in an open forum at the Waynesboro Public Library this Thursday at 6 p.m.


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HHS encourages Virginia consumers to evaluate Marketplace options

Millions of Americans gained coverage or found more affordable options thanks to premium tax credits available through the Health Insurance Marketplace.


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New data show major improvements in health care access in Virginia under ACA

Virginians are experiencing slower growth in health care premiums, increased access to coverage, and higher quality of care under the Affordable Care Act.


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The Affordable Care Act: Unsustainable and unlawful

Washington policies have real and often painful effects on Fifth District Virginians, and the implementation of the President’s healthcare law is a prime example of such.


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House passes emergency fix to protect small businesse from ACA changes

The Virginia House of Delegates passed emergency legislation Friday to protect small businesses from an insurance change originally mandated by the Affordable Care Act.


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Virginia: 375K enrolled in Marketplace coverage

As of December 19, the number of consumers signed up for Marketplace coverage surged to more than 8.2 million nationally, including 375,891 in Virginia.


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Robert Hurt votes to repeal provisions of the president’s healthcare law

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act.


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UVA study: Affordable Care Act benefitted HIV patients in Virginia

In an important examination of the effect of the Affordable Care Act, researchers have determined that low-income Virginians with HIV had better outcomes when enrolled in Affordable Care Act healthcare plans.


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Bob Goodlatte: Healthy competition needed in healthcare marketplace

I’ve been concerned about this law’s impact on the healthcare industry from the start, and the House Judiciary Committee has launched a series of hearings on the state of competition across the healthcare marketplace.


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What’s really going on with the Planned Parenthood videos?

The self-styled Center for Medical Progress has released a fourth apparently edited video that appears to depict Planned Parenthood employees discussing the sale of fetal tissue.


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Off the table? Virginia polling shows supports for Obamacare, background checks, gay marriage

Republicans have had Obamacare, gun rights and gay marriage as go-to issues to use to rile up the base when necessary. It might be time to update the playbook.


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Ken Plum: Recent victories call for another

I continue to celebrate the human rights victories we have had recently in marriage equality, health care and housing. I voted against Virginia’s marriage amendment defining marriage as being between a man and a woman when it came before the General Assembly.


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Impact of healthcare law on Virginia small businesses focal point of webinar

Health Works for Northern Virginia, in conjunction with small business organization Small Business Majority, will host a webinar on Thursday, July 9, 2015, on the healthcare law and its impact on Virginia small businesses and entrepreneurs.


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Supreme Court upholds key provision of Obamacare

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act in a Thursday ruling upholding a key provision of the Obamacare law. By a 6-3 vote, justices said consumers qualify for a subsidy that lowers the cost of premiums whether they buy their coverage through federal or state exchanges.


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Speaker Howell and Delegate Chris Stolle on Governor McAuliffe’s veto of HB 2322

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell and Delegate Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach) commented Friday on Governor Terry McAuliffe’s veto of House Bill 2322, which would have allowed Virginia insurance companies to offer affordable healthcare plans if the Supreme Court rules against the Affordable Care Act in King v. Burwell.


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Virginia Organizing marks fifth anniversary of Obamacare

Virginia Organizing Chapters in Virginia Beach, Richmond, Waynesboro, and Danville celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) early this week with events in local areas.


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Virginia Organizing to rally to celebrate five years of ACA

The Augusta/Staunton/Waynesboro Chapter of Virginia Organizing will rally to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Tuesday, March 24 at 3:30 p.m. in Downtown Waynesboro.


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Tim Kaine on King v. Burwell challenge to ObamaCare

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement as oral arguments in King v. Burwell began at the Supreme Court.


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Bob Goodlatte: Stories from Obamacare

Next month marks five years since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, was signed into law. We’ve all heard stories stemming from Obamacare: loss of coverage, higher costs, technology glitches, and red tape a mile long. But for all too many American families, these stories are real life nightmares.


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Congressman Robert Hurt touts vote to repeal healthcare law

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 596, which would repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and direct certain congressional committees to offer alternative, market-based legislation that meets specific goals to improve our nation’s healthcare system.


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VCU study shows number of people were facing high medical costs before ACA implementation

New coverage options offered by the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplaces provided potential benefits for the increasing number of Americans who were shouldering high medical cost burdens prior to the ACA.


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Tim Kaine statement on Marilyn Tavenner move to step down from healthcare post

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the decision by Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to step down.


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Partnership with FamilyWize helps United Way of Greater Augusta save residents $2M on prescriptions

United Way of Greater Augusta and the FamilyWize Community Service Partnership have teamed up to make prescriptions more affordable for those without insurance or even those with insurance that doesn’t cover the medicine.


Ken Plum: On the agenda for the Virginia General Assembly

One of the most frequently asked questions of me this time of year is, “What will the General Assembly be doing when it meets?”


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Implementing ACA-mandated health risk assessments will stretch primary care providers

Primary care practices are willing to implement behavioral and mental health risk assessments required by the Affordable Care Act, but lack the resources to do so effectively.


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Riding the wave: Pressure is on Republicans, not Obama

The pundits have declared President Obama a lame duck in light of the wave that swept Republicans into power in the U.S. Senate this week.


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Virginia leads multi-state defense of healthcare affordability assistance

Virginia today led 18 states defending the right of millions of Americans to access affordability tax credits when they purchase health insurance on a federally-facilitated exchange.


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Bob Goodlatte: Protecting your healthcare plan

If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it. Right? Well, despite President Obama’s promises that under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, you could keep your healthcare plan, millions of Americans have discovered that is simply not true.


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Planned Parenthood continues push against GOP nominee Gillespie on women’s health

Today, Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie unveiled his long awaited alternative to the Affordable Care Act. As expected, Gillespie’s plan is nothing more than a veiled attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.


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Medicare Part B and prescription drug premiums for Virginians are $20.4 million lower than predicted for 2015

Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell announced today that next year’s standard Medicare Part B monthly premium and deductible will remain the same as the last two years.


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Planned Parenthood: Gillespie continues support for misleading over-the-counter birth control plan

Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie reiterated his support for over-the-counter access to birth control during Tuesday’s debate with U.S. Senator Mark Warner. Planned Parenthood is raising issue with the proposal.


Howell congratulates Virginia’s national award-winning Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) on Tuesday congratulated Virginia’s national award-winning Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.


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Mark Obenshain: Why McAuliffe can’t expand Medicaid

Governor McAuliffe has been looking for a way to expand Medicaid over the objections of many in the General Assembly, and the legislature has stood firm in opposition.


McAuliffe announces recipients of 2014 Governor’s Public Service Awards

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Thursday announced the recipients of the Governor’s Public Service Awards at an Executive Mansion ceremony honoring seven state employees.


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Not the time to be pushing Medicaid growth

Virginia politics, into June, was embroiled in a political stalemate over expanding Medicaid, a top campaign priority of the new governor, Terry McAuliffe.


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Affordable Care Act supports patient-centered medical homes in Virginia health centers

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $544,912 in Affordable Care Act funding to 3 health centers in Virginia to support patient-centered medical homes through new construction and facility renovations.


Sen. Warner named Legislator of the Year by National Retail Federation

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has named U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) their Legislator of the Year for his work in Congress on behalf of small businesses.