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Virginia Organizing has identified access to health care as one of the major issues facing its members and other residents in their communities. We continue to work on improving access to quality, affordable health care for all Virginians.

Over the last two years, we have been part the largest health care campaign in the country, Health Care for America Now. We joined with hundreds of organizations nationwide to fight for affordable, accessible health care for all Americans.

Virginia Organizing strongly supports the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and has made a major commitment to educate the public about its benefits.

The Affordable Care Act, passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, gives Virginians better health security by putting in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that hold insurance companies accountable, lower health care costs, guarantee more choice, and enhance the quality of care for all Americans.

Already, the people of Virginia are seeing the new benefits and protections of the law. We are working to make sure that the law is implemented in a way that will provide care for the uninsured and take into account the needs of health care consumers.

Medicaid Expansion Would Cover Virginians in Every District

Medicaid Expansion Would Cover Virginians in Every District

Since the U.S. Supreme Court decided in 2012 to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but make Medicaid expansion in states optional, the Virginia General Assembly has been stalli ...

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By the Numbers: Medicaid Expansion in Each Va. Legislative District

By the Numbers: Medicaid Expansion in Each Va. Legislative District

Researched and published by The Commonwealth Institute Virginians across the commonwealth would get access to quality, affordable health insurance if state lawmakers close the cov ...

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CBO: ACA Repeal “Takes Country Back to Pre-Obamacare Crisis”

CBO: ACA Repeal “Takes Country Back to Pre-Obamacare Crisis”

Full audio available from Public News Service RICHMOND, Va. – Despite repeated promises that the replacement for Obamacare would be better, groups digging into the official projec ...

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G.O.P. Health Law Insures Fewer People, Nonpartisan Review Shows

G.O.P. Health Law Insures Fewer People, Nonpartisan Review Shows

Published by The New York Times WASHINGTON — The House Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would cause 24 million people to lose health insurance within ...

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Virginia Organizing Calls on Rep. Goodlatte to Protect Health Care

Virginia Organizing Calls on Rep. Goodlatte to Protect Health Care

What: Public demonstration in support of the Affordable Care Act When: Saturday, February 25 at 12 p.m. Where: Court Square, Harrisonburg, Va. Harrisonburg, Va.—The Harrisonburg C ...

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Virginia Organizing Takes Action Across the State on Health Care

Virginia Organizing Takes Action Across the State on Health Care

In our December 2016 newsletter, we wrote about how important it was to protect, improve, and expand health care coverage for all people. Since then, Congress has taken steps to m ...

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Virginia Organizing to Congress: Don’t Break Our Hearts

Virginia Organizing to Congress: Don’t Break Our Hearts

What: Public demonstrations to support the Affordable Care Act When: Tuesday, February 14 Rally: 12 p.m. Candlelight Vigil: 5:30 p.m. Where: Rally: U.S. Representative Tom Garrett ...

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Group holds rally in Fredericksburg to show support for Obamacare

Group holds rally in Fredericksburg to show support for Obamacare

Spotsylvania County resident Laurie Haller pushed her daughter’s wheelchair among about 70 protesters Saturday afternoon in downtown Fredericksburg. She carried a poster that read ...

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Virginia Organizing Appears on NBC Nightly News

Virginia Organizing Appears on NBC Nightly News

NBC Nightly News did a segment this weekend on people across the country speaking out to protect health care. Virginia Organizing leader Matt Skeens of Wise was at our Abingdon ra ...

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Christiansburg: Virginia Organizing to Hold Demonstration to Support Health Care

Christiansburg: Virginia Organizing to Hold Demonstration to Support Health Care

What: Public demonstration to support the Affordable Care Act When: Thursday, February 9 at 12 p.m. Where: Downtown Christiansburg (1 East Main Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073, a ...

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