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Cigna to end contract with Memorial Hermann; 178,000 customers affected

This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle. Cigna, the nation’s fourth-largest health insurance company, on Monday said it would terminate its contract with Houston-based Memorial Hermann hospital system in March, dropping as many as 178,000 plan members and 1,460 affiliated doctors from its network. The move, which comes after[…]

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Dr. Eric Freeman: Virginia’s chance to reform ER billing

This article originally appeared in the Roanoke Times OUR MINDS are a racetrack of speeding thoughts as we ponder serious life decisions. “How much of my time will this command,” we ask ourselves as thoughts zoom by. “What does it mean for my quality of life? “How much will it[…]

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Listen to New VCHA Radio Ad on Healthcare Coverage

The Virginia Consumer Healthcare Alliance recently debuted a new radio ad. It highlights the conservative plan offered in the Virginia General Assembly to implement reforms while extending health care coverage to more hard-working, uninsured Virginians. The ad encourages state legislators, including members of the Virginia Senate, to vote “yes” in support[…]

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Medicaid Expansion Deal Struck Between Governor and House Leadership

This article originally appeared at The Republican Standard site. Today’s announcement — healthcare expansion on the basis of strong conservative reform that include work requirements — is the definition of strong conservative leadership. After years of steadfast conservative opposition to Medicaid expansion, it became clear last week that the fight[…]

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What Does “Crossover” Mean?

Dear VCHA Members, Midnight on Tuesday, February 13, in the Virginia General Assembly marked a critical deadline. By then, all of the legislation passed by the House of Delegates moves to the state Senate, and all of the Senate’s legislation moves to the House. This is what is known as legislative “crossover.” This midway point in the session[…]

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