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 for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, including at offices in Roanoke and Christiansburg. A grant of nearly $1.3 million to the Virginia Poverty Law Center will allow it to continue with its enrollment […]

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 groups strategize how to enroll more people in health law insurance plans this fall. Though millions of people signed up for private insurance or Medicaid in the first year of the Affordable Care Act, millions […]

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 not supplied required documentation regarding their citizenship or immigration status to support their application for insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s health marketplace exchange. The Department of Health and Human Services has set Sept. 5 […]

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 Act, is continuing. While open enrollment for 2014 ended on March 31, there are changes in status and other situations that allow people to enroll, according to Jill Hanken, director of Enroll Virginia!, an arm […]

ACA Enrollment Deadline Passed; Peninsula Counselors Still Enrolling Exceptions

By Prue Salasky, Daily Press At midnight Tuesday, the clock officially ran out on 2014 enrollment in the state health insurance marketplaces established by theAffordable Care Act, but that doesn’t mean the work of the navigators and certified application counselors, funded by the government to promote enrollment, will come to an end. “There continues to […]

Slow Start for Health Care Enrollment in VA, Nation

By Michael Martz, Richmond Times-Dispatch Virginians account for slightly less than 1 percent of the 106,185 Americans who enrolled in health plans through the federal and state insurance marketplace in the first, rocky month of operation. Just more than 1,000 Virginians had enrolled in health plans in the marketplace from Oct. 1 through Nov. 2, […]

Program Will Help People Navigate ACA Marketplaces

By Tammie Smith, Richmond Times-Dispatch Virginians who want help signing up for health insurance in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces will be able to get in-person and telephone assistance from a statewide network of navigators working for a newly developed program called Enroll Virginia! The Enroll Virginia! website,, and telephone help line are scheduled to […]

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