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The American Health Care Act Passes the House - What Happens Next?

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 217 to 213 to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA). All Democratic Representatives and twenty Republicans opposed the bill; northern Virginia Representative Barbara Comstock was the only Virginia Republican to vote "no." What does the bill do? A few highlights...

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Help 400,000 Virginians Gain Health Coverage

Virginia has an opportunity to provide health coverage for 400,000 adults by increasing the number of individuals eligible for Medicaid - an initiative made possible through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). View this resource to learn how many people in your area could gain coverage if Medicaid eligibility were to increase. Click here to find your representatives

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GOP Pulls the American Health Care Act

Congressional Republicans pulled the American Health Care Act (AHCA) before it could be considered by the House last Friday, because they did not have enough votes to pass.  Now that the AHCA is no longer on the table, what does this mean for Virginia? 

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American Health Care Act - Upcoming Vote and Resources

The AHCA as its written will adversely affect the economically disadvantaged, people with disabilities, women and children, and the elderly. View this webinar from VaOHC executive director Sarah Holland to learn more about how the AHCA may impact vulnerable Virginians, Medicaid and oral health coverage.

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Health Policy Update: Virginia's 2017 Session, ACA Repeal and Medicaid

Congressional Republicans released a summary of their proposed ACA replacement. While no bill has been filed, the policy brief provides a snapshot of key components. The proposal repeals the individual mandate, makes no mention of pre-existing conditions and repeals most taxes and fees which provide funding for the components of the ACA. The proposal does not provide any details about how the Republicans will pay for the programs outlined.

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