Tag: ACA

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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.


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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ACA statement regarding loan default by the City of Buena Vista

Following the recent decision by the City of Buena Vista to renege on forbearance terms negotiated in 2011, the bond trustee for the city’s approximately $9 million in Golf Course Project Bonds has issued an Event of Default Notice.


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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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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.


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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Robert Hurt: Healthcare law continues to cost Americans more

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.


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Did House GOP resort to bribery to keep 400K Virginians uninsured?

Calling it a ‘new low in GOP health care obstructionism’, Americans United for Change issued the following statement reacting to the Washington Post’s reporting that Virginia House Republicans appear to have persuaded a Democratic senator to resign his seat.


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Tim Kaine introduces bill to improve healthcare access

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine introduced legislation to help families in Virginia and across the country access tax credits in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to ensure they get the most affordable healthcare coverage possible.


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Sen. Warner proposes targeted improvements to healthcare reform law

U.S. Sen. Mark­­ Warner (D-Va.) today introduced legislation that will provide Virginia families with additional healthcare coverage choices to best meet their financial and medical needs.


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Steve Martin: Legislative update

The 2014 session of the Virginia General Assembly entered the home stretch this week, as negotiations to iron-out differences between the House and Senate versions of the state’s biennial budget began.


Virginia Chamber of Commerce urges General Assembly to address Medicaid gap

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce, joined by business leaders and Chambers of Commerce from across the Commonwealth, endorsed on Monday a private option approach and released a series of principles to address Medicaid in Virginia.


Mary Mannix: The case for Medicaid expansion

We understand the General Assembly wants to reform Medicaid, and the Speaker has called for an in-depth audit to make the program more cost-effective. We couldn’t agree with those efforts more. We too believe in being fiscally responsible with our healthcare dollars and taxpayers’ money.