Posts Tagged Health Insurance
Congressman McEachin’s Effort to Get More Young People Enrolled in Health Insurance
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 5, 2019
Ever since the Trump administration spiked the individual mandate for health insurance back in 2017, young people have avoiding signing up for health insurance. Now, one Virginia congressman is supporting a proposal aimed at getting more young people in the insurance pool. Michael Pope reports.
Could A Public Option Health Plan Hurt Rural Hospitals in Virginia?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on August 16, 2019
Democrats are divided about how much of America’s health insurance should be run by the government. That’s leaving some industry groups worried about the future of Virginia’s rural hospitals. Michael Pope reports.
Republicans Hope to Lift Age Cap on Autism Health Insurance Coverage
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on January 15, 2019
Lawmakers in Richmond are hoping to expand health insurance coverage to children with autism. Michael Pope has more.
Richmond Start-Up Offers “Adventurer” Insurance Plans
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 6, 2018
A new start-up in Richmond is looking to fill a gap – insurance for adventurers. Nick Gilmore reports.
Medicaid Expansion Gets Federal Approval
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 18, 2018
Virginia officials announced Thursday that Medicaid Expansion is a go, and newly eligible populations will be able to sign up during this year’s open enrollment. That comes after federal officials gave the state approval last week. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Virginia May Soon Take a Step Towards Providing Health Insurance Stability
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 4, 2018
For people who get their health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, recent years have seen some massive premium hikes. But now lawmakers in Virginia may be on the verge of stabilizing the marketplace for the individual market. Michael Pope reports.
With Deadlines Looming, Officials Hope Congress Renews CHIP Funding Soon
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 28, 2017
Thousands of children and pregnant women may be on the verge of losing their health insurance if Congress does not take action. And, as Michael Pope reports, state officials are hoping that happens soon.
Virginia Prepares to Shut Down Health Insurance Program for 66,000 Children
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 30, 2017
66,000 children and 1,100 pregnant women could lose health insurance if Congress doesn’t act soon. They get their insurance through a federally funded program called CHIP, and Congress hasn’t agreed to keep paying the bills. Now Virginia is preparing to shut the program down, because there’s no more money. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Uncertainty Could Result in Access to Care Issues for Virginia ACA Enrollees
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 25, 2017
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.
The Latest Episode in the On-Going Soap Opera of Health Care Providers in Virginia
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 19, 2017
Following the latest twists and turns in the ongoing saga of the Affordable Care Act can be difficult. As Michael Pope reports, that’s because the story has more twists and turns than a soap opera.
Percentage Of Virginians With Health Insurance Continues To Increase
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 15, 2017
The latest round of Census numbers includes some positive news about health insurance in Virginia. Those gains are threatened by uncertainty in Washington, though. Michael Pope reports.
Virginians Will Have More Healthcare Choices Next Year
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on August 8, 2017
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.
Health Insurance Premiums on the Rise in Virginia
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 27, 2016
If you purchase health care in Virginia through the Obamacare marketplace, you might want to budget out a bit more in monthly payments this year. As Mallory Noe-Payne reports, premiums are on the rise — and quickly.