09.16.17

Scott Statement on Anthem Decision to Remain in Virginia Marketplace

WASHINGTON – Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after health insurer Anthem announced they would continue offering insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act throughout Virginia:

"Anthem's decision to stay in the Virginia Marketplace is welcome news for hardworking Virginians across the Commonwealth.  I am grateful to Governor McAuliffe for his hard work to ensure that Virginians have coverage options. However, the Trump Administration continues to put access to health insurance at risk for millions of people, including individuals and families across the Commonwealth. Just this week, the administration cut federal funding for Virginia's Marketplace enrollment assistance navigator program in half - which will leave fewer Virginians with the help they need to enroll in coverage and result in others paying more than necessary, because fewer healthy people enroll. The administration should build on the Affordable Care Act's progress and encourage enrollment - not sabotage it."

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