Stories tagged: "health care"


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 - 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.

Abortion-rights protesters regroup and protest following Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, federally protected right to abortion, outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Virginia Reacts to Roe v. Wade Ruling

Abortion is still legal in Virginia, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling.

Yes, she's a pastor. And yes, she's pro-choice.
A Pro-Choice Pastor on Why Fighting for Abortion Rights Is Central to Her Faith

Despite what you might think, a majority of Americans who follow a religious tradition support abortion being legal. Rev. Katy Zeh, CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, is one of them. We spoke to Zeh to learn how she came to her pro-choice views, why fighting for abortion rights is central to her...

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Making a Difference: Virginia’s Free Clinics Resilient Despite Pandemic Challenges

A recent survey found 76% of Virginia free and charitable clinics saw an increase in patients, while 40% experienced a decrease in staff and volunteers.

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, a patient receives an influenza vaccine in Mesquite, Texas. Amid all the focus on COVID-19 vaccinations, U.S. health experts have another plea: Don’t skip your flu shot.  With U.S. schools and businesses reopened, international travel resuming and far less masking this fall, flu is likely to make a comeback.  (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
Flu Season: What Virginians Need To Know

What do Virginians need to know about the current flu season? That it's still not too late to get a flu shot!

UVA Warns That While Fighting COVID-19, We’re Ignoring Other Vaccines

CHARLOTTESVILLE - It's easy to forget, but the COVID-19 vaccine isn't the only one some people need to take.