Affordable Care Act

Business & Industry
4:43 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Businesses & the Affordable Care Act

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. 

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Health Insurance Exchanges
12:36 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

The Affordable Care Act Rolls Out

While Virginia Republicans are demanding a delay of the Affordable Care Act, the White House moved forward with its plan to open up health insurance exchanges today.
 

The political fight in Washington over so-called Obamacare has not delayed the rollout of a signature feature of the law: health exchanges where people can compare prices and tailor insurance plans for their needs. Still, Republicans, like Virginia Congressman Randy Forbes, are doing just about all they can to fight its implementation.

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Health & Medicine
5:30 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Navigating the New Health Insurance Marketplace

Enrollment is set to begin October 1st for Virginia’s new health insurance marketplace, which will be operated by the federal government.

The exchange that opens this week is for individuals, while the small business program—known as “SHOP”—will open on November 1st.  But not every plan will be available everywhere in the Commonwealth.

 

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Health & Medicine
4:30 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Doctor Shortage in Virginia

As the demand for health care services is set to expand under the federal Affordable Care Act, a new report suggests that Virginia is in short supply of those doctors needed to handle the influx of patients.

The need for primary care and family practice doctors will be especially great.  The state's Joint Commission on Health Care is looking for solutions. 

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Obamacare Series Continues
2:41 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Roanoke Times Digs into the Affordable Care Act

The Roanoke Times presents another installment of its series examining how the Affordable Care Act will change how you access and pay for health care.
Reporter Lawrence Hammack and his colleague David Ress have been investigating the impact of the new law on individuals, businesses, and health care providers in Virginia.


 

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