Legislation to mandate additional coverage for amputees and postpartum people received a nearly unanimous recommendation from the Virginia Health Insurance Reform Commission on Monday. The bi-cameral Commission, chaired by Sen. George Barker (D – Alexandria), has spent the last few months analyzing a backlog of bills concerning health coverage and preparing legislative recommendations for the … Read more

November marked the end of the public comment period on a draft of the Commonwealth’s 1332 State Innovation Waiver application, which would create a Virginia reinsurance program and could reduce premiums by 15.6%, according to an analysis by the Bureau of Insurance (BOI). Several organizations, including Kaiser Permanente and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, submitted … Read more

Virginia’s State Corporation Commission (SCC) will invest additional American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds — a total of $500,000 — to improve coordination between SCC, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS). The funding is part of a $20 million nationwide grant the Biden Administration … Read more