Tag: obamacare

congress

Warner, Portman introduce legislation to streamline employer reporting requirements under Obamacare

Sens. Mark Warner and Rob Portman introduced the bipartisan Commonsense Reporting Act of 2017.


healthcare

House passes ObamaCare repeal: Virginia Democrats respond

A Republican bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare passed the House today by a narrow 217-213 margin.


healthcare

Abolishing Obamacare rewards wealthy, punishes working families

Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) threaten the health care of 30 million Americans.


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Senate Democrats on Obamacare: Why rush to repeal?

Sen. Tim Kaine led a group of Senate Democrats urging Republican congressional leadership to discuss improvements to the Affordable Care Act.


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Bob Goodlatte: Obamacare ruling a victory for the Constitution

There was a big victory for the United States Constitution in Washington this week.


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Poll: Obamacare a 2016 campaign issue?

Republicans would love Obamacare to be a campaign issue this fall. They will be disappointed.


healthcare

Virginia health plans decide not to support agents for individual business

Most health plans in Virginia have decided not to support insurance agents who have traditionally helped individual consumers.


virginia general assembly

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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Robert Hurt: The House sends healthcare repeal to the president

The policies put forth in Washington have real, and sometimes painful, effects on Fifth District Virginians, and the implementation of the President’s healthcare law is a prime example.


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Bob Goodlatte: Putting patients first

Should patients or big government mandates come first? That’s the question Congress recently asked President Obama.


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Robert Hurt votes to push healthcare repeal to President Obama’s desk

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


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Bob Goodlatte: New year, new opportunities

A new year brings new opportunities for our country. It’s a time to refocus and, with a fresh perspective, look ahead at all that must be accomplished.


healthcare

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.


healthcare

Switching Marketplace plans resulted in significant savings for Virginia consumers

Anew report shows that Virginia consumers who reenrolled in the Health Insurance Marketplace last year and who switched to a plan with the same level of coverage saved $12 per month after tax credits, or $141 annually, relative to what they would have paid had they remained in the same plan as in 2014.


Bob Goodlatte: Restoring Americans’ healthcare freedom

Healthcare should work for patients, not against them. It should be about patient-centered care where families have the option to get the coverage they both want and need without breaking the bank.


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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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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.


virginia

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.


healthcare

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.


healthcare

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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Robert Hurt votes for Medicare bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act, H.R. 1190, which would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) established by the President’s healthcare law.


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Letter: Reader critical of Emmett Hanger on healthcare

If you like Obamacare, you will love State Senator Emmett Hanger. Hanger has been a key architect of Medicaid expansion which a majority of the General Assembly agrees will bust the state budget and result in budget cuts to discretionary programs benefitting education and veterans


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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.


healthcare

385K Virginia consumers enrolled in 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace coverage

In Virginia, 385,154 consumers selected or were automatically re-enrolled in quality, affordable health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace as of Feb. 22, according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.