Affordable Care Act http://wvtf.org en The Morning After: Budget Reaction http://wvtf.org/post/morning-after-budget-reaction <p></p><p>Some Virginia policy analysts say after months of stalling and keeping constituents on the edge of their seats, the General Assembly still blundered by passing a budget without Medicaid expansion.</p><p>Groups that include Virginia Organizing, Progress Virginia, and the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis say that not only has the budget left hundreds of thousands of Virginians without affordable healthcare options—but residents are left with a gaping budgetary hole that needs to be filled.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:36:08 +0000 Tommie McNeil 22831 at http://wvtf.org The Morning After: Budget Reaction More Challenges for the Affordable Health Care Act http://wvtf.org/post/more-challenges-affordable-health-care-act <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 24px; line-height: 25.68000030517578px;">The Affordable Health Care Act is facing yet another challenge out of Virginia. This time four residents are asking a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to invalidate the tax subsidies offered to people who purchase insurance through a federal healthcare exchange.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 11:53:14 +0000 Tommie McNeil 21413 at http://wvtf.org More Challenges for the Affordable Health Care Act Getting Insurance After Open Enrollment http://wvtf.org/post/getting-insurance-after-open-enrollment <p></p><p>When the Affordable Care Act open enrollment deadline of March 31st came and went, many people were left with the impression that they would have to go without health insurance if they missed that enrollment period.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>But while it can be hard to find, there are ways that people may still be able to get some type of coverage—but it involves turning over some stones.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:20:02 +0000 Tommie McNeil 20171 at http://wvtf.org Getting Insurance After Open Enrollment Health Exchange Needs Millenials http://wvtf.org/post/health-exchange-needs-millenials <p>New enrollment data on the number of Virginians signing up on the federal health exchange is raising concerns the Affordable Care Act is unworkable – and the concerns aren’t just coming from Republicans.</p><p></p><p>More than 40,000 Virginians signed up for health insurance on the federal exchange last month. Only 27% of those were young adults – the group needed to fund the new system.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:42:37 +0000 Matt Laslo 16436 at http://wvtf.org Health Exchange Needs Millenials VA Lawmakers Weigh in on ACA Developments http://wvtf.org/post/va-lawmakers-weigh-aca-developments <p>Some Democrats are now asking the White House to delay the signup period on Healthcare dot Gov for uninsured individuals.</p><p>Virginia Democrats disagree…even as the website continues to suffer major glitches.</p><p></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:25:23 +0000 Matt Laslo 12974 at http://wvtf.org VA Lawmakers Weigh in on ACA Developments