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It’s Open Enrollment: Here’s What You Need to Know About the ACA in Virginia

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It’s open enrollment season for health care via the Affordable Care Act. And while uncertainty over federal policy has meant a big jumps in prices, it’s also meant a jump in subsidies. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.

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Uncertainty Could Result in Access to Care Issues for Virginia ACA Enrollees

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As efforts continue in Washington to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Virginia is prepping for another season of open enrollment through the ACA marketplace. But as Mallory Noe-Payne reports, confusion could mean fewer people enroll.

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Optima Pulls Out of Rural Virginia, Leaving 62,000 Marketplace Enrollees Without Insurance Options

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This week, yet another insurer pulled out of the marketplace for subsidized health insurance created by the Affordable Care Act. As Michael Pope reports, this announcement has more drastic consequences than the previous ones.

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Virginia’s ACA Marketplace Has Lost Another Provider, But There is a Silver Lining

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Virginia’s largest insurer is pulling out of the marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. Michael Pope has the story.

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Virginians Will Have More Healthcare Choices Next Year

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Despite fears that Virginia’s health insurance marketplace is imploding, people who are insured through the Affordable Care Act in Virginia will actually have more choices next year. Michael Pope has details.

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Virginia ACA Providers Face a Federal Funding Cut With a Fast-Approaching Deadline

 

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President Trump has repeatedly vowed to cut off federal funding for the subsidized health-insurance plans that are at the center of the Affordable Care Act. If he decides to pull the trigger on that, what would happen in Virginia? Michael Pope has the story.

 

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Tim Kaine’s Health Care Plan: Reinsurance

 

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Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 18, 2017.
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In Washington, leaders in both parties are at odds over how to move forward on health care. One senator who is trying to seize the moment is Democrat Tim Kaine, who says he has a plan to move forward. Michael Pope has the story.

 

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Health Insurance Providers Face Tough Decisions Amid ACA Uncertainties

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Until this week, Virginia’s marketplace for subsidized health-insurance has been relatively healthy, with seven providers offering plans next year in all parts of the state. But as Michael Pope reports, that all could change in the next few weeks.

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How Many Options Will Virginians Have for ACA Health Insurance Providers?

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Last month, Republicans predicted the Affordable Care Act was on the verge of collapse, but now insurance companies are starting to make plans for the coming year. And so far, Virginia’s marketplace for subsidized health insurance remains strong. Michael Pope has the story.

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How is the ACA Faring in Virginia?

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The future of the ACA exchange in Virginia will soon become clearer according to Jill Hanken at the Virginia Poverty Law Center. (Credit: Andrew Harnik / AP)

Republicans say the Affordable Care Act is in a “death spiral,” and President Trump is expecting the system to “explode.” But what is the state of the newly created health-insurance exchanges in Virginia? Michael Pope takes a look.

 

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Virginia Democrats Rally for Healthcare

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Richmond was the scene of two rallies over the weekend, one of which dealt with Republican’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (Credit: Creative Commons)

Democrats rallied in Richmond Sunday – urging Congress to fulfill President-Elect Trump’s promise of better healthcare for the nation.  Senator Tim Kaine says he’s hopeful lawmakers will not repeal the Affordable Care Act without providing an acceptable replacement. Sandy Hausman spoke with him and filed this report.

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