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Record Profits for Anthem, Other Health Insurers, Raise Hackles

This article originally appeared in the Indianapolis Business Journal It’s boom times at Anthem Inc. and other large health insurers, which are racking up record profits while thousands of other businesses, from restaurants to airlines, are struggling to stay afloat. Many health insurers are reporting second-quarter earnings double what they[…]

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VCHA Co-Chair Roz Dance: Don’t Delay Needed Medical Care

VCHA Co-Chair Roz Dance, a former state Senator and retired nurse administrator, shares her thoughts on the importance of receiving timely medical care. During the COVID-19 pandemic many families across Virginia have delayed visiting the hospital, health center, or dental clinic in their area for fear of contracting the coronavirus.[…]

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VCHA Co-Chair Chris Peace: Don’t Delay Needed Medical Care

Former state delegate and VCHA Co-Chair Chris Peace has a message for anyone in need of medical attention: don’t delay your care any longer. Healthcare providers across Virginia are holding the line against COVID-19, and the Virginia Department of Health announced last week that the 7-day average of new cases[…]

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U.S. health insurers benefit as elective care cuts offset coronavirus costs

This article originally appeared in Reuters As Americans delay elective surgeries and avoid doctors and hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare spending declines have more than offset the added costs of COVID-19 care, insurance executives and experts say, boosting U.S. health insurer profits. Those gains, however, could be short term,[…]

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Video: Pass SB 172 to Stop Surprise Medical Bills

VCHA Co-Chairs Chris Peace and Roz Dance held a statewide telephone townhall on Feb. 17 to discuss a plan to protect Virginia families from surprise medical bills. In the final days of the General Assembly session, we need your voice NOW to help pass SB 172. Patient advocates, doctors, and[…]

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