Affordable Care Act

The end of “the 40-quarter rule,” which required immigrants to have worked for 10 years to be eligible for Medicaid, went into effect on April 1.

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The deadline to pick a health insurance plan for 2020 on the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplace is quickly approaching.

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Washington isn’t a place that’s known for bipartisan agreement on many things. But, Republicans and Democrats from Virginia are coming together in an effort to repeal a key part of the Affordable Care Act.

While the  health insurance system set up under the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare, remains in place, premiums are expected to rise again significantly this fall. That has members of Congress from the Commonwealth pointing fingers and also floating ideas for how to protect patients from rising costs.  But it's not clear any of the ideas have enough support to become law.

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People who get their health insurance through the Affordable Care Act are about to see yet another increase to their premiums.