Healthcare


A supporter of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) stands in front of the Supreme Court of the United States as the Court begins hearing arguments from California v. Texas about the legality of the ACA on November 10, 2020 in Washington, DC. Today is the first time that the Court is hearing a case with all three of President Donald Trump's appointments; Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch, Bret Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. California v. Texas is the Republican's latest effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act after repeated efforts to repeal the Act through the legislative process. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
Need Health Insurance? Here’s How to Enroll in the Affordable Care Act for 2023

There are a number of changes coming to ACA coverage in 2023. Here’s a breakdown of what enrollees need to know, and how to apply.

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2021 file photo, Virginia State Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, front, works on a laptop computer before a Senate special session in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
State Senator to Introduce Bill Banning All Abortion in Virginia

State Sen. Amanda Chase announced in a video posted to Facebook that she will introduce a bill during the next General Assembly session that would completely ban abortion in the commonwealth. 

FILE - Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra speaks during a news conference June 28, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Is The Affordable Care Act Nondiscriminatory? A Proposed Change Would Ensure That!

Section 1557 of the ACA would prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability in certain health programs and activities.

FILE - Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill July 21, 2022, in Washington. A bipartisan group of senators is pushing compromise legislation to restore abortion access in the wake of the June Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The legislation introduced by two Republicans and two Democrats on Aug. 1, is not expected to pass or even get a vote.(AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, File)
Sen. Tim Kaine Introduces Bipartisan Reproductive Rights Legislation

“Every person in this country, no matter what zip code they live in, should have a basic federal guarantee about contraception and the availability of abortion services,” the senator said.

Contributed photo, with Dr. Jill Cottel in the center
Free Virtual Urgent Care Now Available Throughout The Commonwealth

The introduction of the Lackey Virtual Urgent Care option eliminated many barriers to accessing healthcare, by offering free care and taking away the need for transportation to get to a visit.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., speaks before President Joe Biden speaks about prescription drug costs at the Daniel Technology Center of Germanna Community College – Culpeper Campus, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, in Culpeper, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Can Women Travel For An Abortion?

In a telephone town hall on July 19, Rep. Abigail Spanberger answered questions and addressed concerns from constituents in her district on a host of issues, including abortion.

President Joe Biden signs an executive order on abortion access during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, July 8, 2022, in Washington. From left, Vice President Kamala Harris, Biden, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Biden Signs Executive Order to Defend Abortion Rights

President Joe Biden on Friday signed an executive order that aims to protect access to reproductive health care and those who seek and provide abortions in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion.