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.
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.
While some Democratic members of Congress have criticized the unsuccessful rollout of the federal health insurance exchange website, others disagree.
Calls to delay some of the requirements of the Affordable Act Care escalated when Democratic New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen wrote an open letter to President Obama after the website’s problems emerged.
But several members of Virginia's congressional delegation say they are too quick to ask for a delay in its implementation.
The Virginia Attorney General’s office is warning consumers that scams to entice people as they seek to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act are cropping up around the U.S.
It was also Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate for governor, who was the first to challenge the Affordable Care in Act in Federal Court. He maintains the law is unconstitutional.
Although the federal health insurance Marketplace for small businesses has been delayed until next month, employers still have some obligations that they must meet this week under the Affordable Care Act.
That includes telling employees about the launch of the individual Marketplace, where employees MAY find coverage options through the approved plans.
All employers must distribute a U.S. Labor document that informs employees of the Marketplace and options.