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Health Law
HAV Statement on passage of the American Health Care Act by the U.S. House of Representatives

HAV Statement on passage of the American Health Care Act by the U.S. House of Representatives

The American Health Care Act adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives would have a devastating impact on Virginians if … Read more

Virginians Need Medicaid Expansion

Jill Hanken, VPLC’s Director of Healthy Communities, letter to the editor was featured as the Correspondent of the Day, Tuesday, … Read more

Enroll Virginia – Affordable Care Act Update

Enroll Virginia – Affordable Care Act Update

Enroll Virginia – Affordable Care Act Update

The open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace ended on January 31st, and millions … Read more

Healthcare For All Virginians 2017 Platform

Healthcare For All Virginians 2017 Platform

HEALTHCARE FOR ALL VIRGINIANS 2017 PLATFORM VPLC is part of the Healthcare for All Virginians coalition and below is the … Read more

For Many, an Issue of Life or Death

For Many, an Issue of Life or Death

 ”This is a fight we must win”

said VPLC Health Law Attorney Jill Hanken at a rally on Sunday, January 15th at the state Capitol … Read more

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Begins November 1st!

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Begins November 1st!

 

Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace starts November 1, 2016. However, some consumers may still qualify for a … Read more

Why does VPLC work so hard on health insurance issues?

 

Why does VPLC work so hard on health insurance issues?

 

For the third year in a row, VPLC … Read more

Nearly 421,900 Virginians purchased coverage; Praise Given to VPLC/ENROLL! Virginia

Nearly 421,900 Virginians purchased coverage; Praise Given to VPLC/ENROLL! Virginia

A big “THANK YOU!” goes to Governor McAuliffe and Secretary Hazel. Their leadership and support of efforts to increase access … Read more

Faces of Virginia's Coverage Gap

Faces of Virginia’s Coverage Gap

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See the faces and read the stories of everyday Virginians’ struggle with healthcare access under our current system without

How can Virginia celebrate the Medicaid 50th anniversary? – Closing the Coverage Gap

 

On its 50th anniversary, it’s important to remember that the Medicaid program has helped make millions of Americans healthier … Read more

Williams: A New Children’s Hospital Must be Accessible to All

By Michael Paul Williams, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Here is yet another where-to-build-it debate that will speak to our region’s values. And … Read more

Grant Allows Obamacare Enrollment Help to Continue in Southwest Virginia

By Laurence Hammack, The Roanoke Times

Federal officials announced new funding Monday for a program that helps Virginians sign up … Read more

Rural Enrollment Presents Continuing Health Law Challenges

By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News

Americans living in rural areas will be a key target as states and nonprofit … Read more

Thousands of Virginia Residents May Lose Insurance

By Prue Salasky, Daily Press

Virginia is fourth behind Florida, Texas and Georgia in the number of enrollees who have … Read more

Some Still Able to Enroll in Virginia Marketplace

By Prue Salasky, Daily Press

Enrollment in health insurance through Virginia’s federally facilitated state marketplace, established by the Affordable Care … Read more