Affordable Care Act

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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.

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It’s open enrollment season for health care via the Affordable Care Act. And while uncertainty over federal policy has meant a big jumps in prices, it’s also meant a jump in subsidies.

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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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