AARP Virginia held this live interactive event featuring United States Senator Mark Warner. The main topic of discussion related to healthcare including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and lowering prescription drug costs. Senator Warner thanked AARP for being supportive of his new bill the Care Planning Act, which is designed to give those with serious illness the option to make choices about their care. He spoke about how we should fix insurance for small business owners by bringing in more competition, reducing the amount of reporting requirements, and finding new ways for small business owners to have more flexibility.
RICHMOND_ AARP Virginia Advocacy Director David DeBiasi held a press briefing today with Michael Cassidy, President and CEO of The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, to clarify facts about the Affordable Care Act’s changes to Medicare.
RICHMOND_ As AARP works to support Medicaid expansion in Virginia, a recent report by the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows that more than 32,000 currently uninsured Virginia veterans will receive health coverage if Medicaid expansion is implemented.
EXPANSION WOULD PROVIDE COVERAGE TO 62,000 VIRGINIANS AGE 50-64 AND MORE THAN 33,000 MILITARY VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES
RICHMOND _ When Barry Noel lost his job five years ago he had difficulty finding and affording health insurance for his family, including five children.
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