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Tag: health insurance
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.
Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia is one of only four states to have been awarded a $9.3 million federal grant to hire more than 100 enrollment assisters who will help state residents sign up on the Federal Marketplace for health insurance starting November 15.
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.
Today Ed Gillespie continued his negative campaign with a desperate attack ad using made-up numbers to mislead voters on Senator Mark Warner’s record.
When they first announced this week’s special session, Republican leaders in the General Assembly promised a “full and fair” debate on efforts to close the coverage gap — a promise both chambers have broken.
In advance of Thursday’s floor session, Virginia Senate Democrats urged Republicans to close the health insurance coverage gap — they have promised a plan to do so — and expressed disappointment at the prospect of continued Republican intransigence.
The General Assembly is scheduled to go back into special session on September 18 to discuss Medicaid expansion.
Congressman Robert Hurt’s (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 3522, the Employee Healthcare Protection Act of 2014, which would allow health insurance plans that were on the group market during the 2013 year be offered through 2018.
Virginia Organizing Board Chairperson Sandra A. Cook responded to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s “A Healthy Virginia” plan released today.
The world is coming to an end, and the reason why: Barack Obama. This was the message from Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie Monday in Buena Vista.
Wrestling, like a cockroach in an abandoned building, has proven itself hearty enough to survive anything, but whether sports entertainment as we know it now can survive in its present form is very much at question. I’d recommend enjoying what we have while we still have it, because change is coming, and the changes that I see coming aren’t good.
ACLU of Virginia Executive Director, Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, issued a statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to stay the recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Schaefer v. Bostic striking down Virginia’s discriminatory marriage ban.
Insurance rates for 2015, the second year since the implementation of the president’s healthcare law, are projected to increase more than 8 percent according to a report released Tuesday by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
State Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Augusta County) has been named Virginia Academy of Family Physicians’ 2014 Legislator of the Year.
Consumers in Virginia will benefit from $8,913,605 in refunds from healthcare insurance companies this summer, averaging $148 per family, because of the Affordable Care Act.