Virginia is poised to become the 14th state to create its own health insurance exchange via two bills working their way through both chambers of the General Assembly.
Filed on behalf of Gov. Ralph Northam, who endorsed new health care initiatives in a column last October, the legislation aims to stabilize the often-volatile health plan marketplace and funnel more money back to the state for outreach and enrollment efforts. Both bills follow the federal rollback of several key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, including a dramatic reduction in funding for groups that help consumers navigate and enroll in the federal marketplace. >Read More