Posts Tagged Health Insurance

With Deadlines Looming, Officials Hope Congress Renews CHIP Funding Soon

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In this May 23, 2017 photo, budget director Mick Mulvaney holds up a copy of President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget as he speaks to members of the media in the Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. His $4.1 trillion plan for the budget year beginning Oct. 1 generally proposed deep cuts in safety net programs, including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. (Credit: AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

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.

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Virginia Prepares to Shut Down Health Insurance Program for 66,000 Children

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The Children’s Health Insurance Program relies on money from state and federal governments to help subsidize the cost of medical care for some kids not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid. (Credit: Rebecca Nelson / Getty Images)

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.

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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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The Latest Episode in the On-Going Soap Opera of Health Care Providers in Virginia

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After announcing it would be leaving Virginia’s ACA marketplace, Anthem has now reversed course and will offer coverage next year. (Credit: AP Photo / Michael Conroy, File)

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.

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Percentage Of Virginians With Health Insurance Continues To Increase

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.

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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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Health Insurance Premiums on the Rise in Virginia

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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.

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