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Virginia Organizing hosts ObamaCare forum in Waynesboro

Virginia Organizing will host a Health Insurance Marketplace forum on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Waynesboro Public Library to help individuals enroll in the Marketplace and provide more information on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


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Warner leads effort in Senate to exempt first responders from healthcare mandate

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) led a group of Senators in introducing bipartisan legislation to ensure volunteer firefighters and other first responders can continue protecting communities that rely on them. Some volunteer firefighters are nominally paid, and most volunteer first responders have other full-time employment.


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Robert Hurt: Healthcare website poses major cybersecurity risks

This weekend, the Obama administration announced that the federal health insurance exchange website is now “accessible for the vast majority of users” after two months of glitches, errors, and bugs. While the website may be more accessible, the administration has not addressed another major issue presented by the launch of this website.


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Obama administration: Virginia seniors save $197M in prescription costs under ACA

Seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare prescription drug plan coverage saved $8.9 billion to date on their prescription drugs thanks to the Affordable Care Act, according to new data released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).


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Warner, Kaine call on administration for leadership to fix Healthcare.Gov

U.S. Sens, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined a coalition of senators in calling on President Obama to quickly appoint a long-term replacement for Jeffrey Zients, who is departing to become director of the National Economic Council on Jan. 2, to oversee the technical repair of healthcare.gov.


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Cuccinelli challenges Obamacare employer mandate on Virginia businesses

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli filed a brief in federal court on Tuesday challenging the IRS’s enforcement of Obamacare’s employer mandate penalty against Virginia businesses, alleging the penalty cannot be enforced in the Commonwealth under the president’s healthcare law, also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).


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Chris Graham: Throw healthcare reform out with the bathwater

We all get it. The Obamacare website isn’t working. Nice pound of flesh with the visuals at the congressional hearing the other day. So, the website isn’t working, and thus we might as well just scrap the whole thing. The millions of uninsured and underinsured, hell with you. Perpetually rising healthcare costs that affect all of us, so what.


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Bob Goodlatte: Putting a Band-Aid on Healthcare.gov

Since the October 1st roll-out of Healthcare.gov, there has been no shortage of technical issues. The website, where under the president’s healthcare law Americans without insurance or required by the law to find new insurance can enroll in the new federally-run insurance exchanges, has been plagued by countless glitches.


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Sen. Mark Warner asks for study of shutdown impact

How much did the 16-day partial government shutdown cost the U.S. economy? Sen. Mark Warner thinks we need to know.


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Cuccinelli memo spins backdrop for tonight’s gubernatorial debate

The Democratic Party is in disarray over the ObamaCare rollout, and Terry McAuliffe is going to have to answer for his continued support of the Affordable Care Act.


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McAuliffe pounces on Cuccinelli equivocation on end to shutdown

Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli isn’t sure whether he would have voted to end the federal government shutdown. Democratic rival Terry McAuliffe is incredulous that Cuccinelli can equivocate on the end to the shutdown.


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Chris Graham: Fire Kathleen Sebelius

Firing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should not have anything to do with politics. Pure and simple, it should be about a job nowhere near well done.


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McDonnell issues terse statement on end to shutdown

Bob McDonnell, liberated from having to be careful about what he says because his political career is winding down post-scandal, offered choice words for lawmakers in Washington at the end to the inane 16-day government shutdown.


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House passes budget compromise; Goodlatte, Hurt vote no

The House voted 285-144 late Wednesday to pass the Senate budget compromise. President Barack Obama signaled that he would sign the legislation, which also includes an increase in the federal debt ceiling.


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Winners/Losers: #TheShutdown

The Republican brand has taken a huge hit. The Senate, in play in the 2014 cycle, now seems a stretch. The House, safe in 2010 and 2012 due to state-level gerrymandering, is now in play for Democrats, in the lead big-time in generic congressional polling.


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AG’s office warns of scams linked to ObamaCare rollout

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli warned today that in the wake of the October 1st rollout of the health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare), con artists are already scamming consumers with fake web sites and phone calls.


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Tim Kaine: Halt to Senate budget negotiations ‘reckless’

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine is none too pleased that Senate Republicans broke off bipartisan budget negotiations to allow House Republicans time to craft a partisan budget proposal that has little chance of seeing the light of day.


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Ken Plum: The shutdown and the battle to insure everyone

Last week saw the beginning of a federal government shutdown–at least a partial shutdown.


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Poll: ‘Too conservative’ Cuccinelli trails McAuliffe by eight

Nearly half of Virginia voters label Ken Cuccinelli “too conservative,” one possible reason the Republican is trailing big in the Virginia governor’s race.


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Warner, Kaine highlight impact of shutdown on Virginia

Speaking on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine highlighted the ongoing negative impact of the government shutdown in Virginia, and again urged House Republican leaders to re-open government, pay the nation’s bills on time and negotiate on a long term budget.


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Chris Graham: Negotiate, or else

We’ve got your daughter. We don’t want anything bad to happen. But you want to negotiate, we’re ready to negotiate. Isn’t that what it feels like Republicans are doing in this increasingly insane government shutdown fiasco?


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Poll: Shutdown boosts McAuliffe in governor’s race

A new Politico poll has Democrat Terry McAuliffe ahead of Republican Ken Cuccinelli by nine points in the Virginia governor’s race, and suggests that the growing lead is the result of voter backlash against the GOP for the ongoing federal government shutdown.


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Fox News poll: Americans want government shutdown to end

A new Fox News poll shows overwhelming support for getting the federal government up and running again.


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Sarvis for #VAGov statement on federal government shutdown

The government shutdown is further proof of the extreme dysfunction we’ve come to expect from Republicans and Democrats.


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Virginia WIC offices open during shutdown

State Health Commissioner Cynthia C. Romero, MD, FAAFP, assured Virginians today that all offices for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) across the state are open and providing services during the partial shutdown of the federal government.