Virginia Officials Issue Statements on Anthem Decision

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"Since learning that 63 counties and cities would not have access to individual health plans, Anthem has been engaged in further evaluation and discussion with regulators to ensure that no bare counties or cities exist in Virginia". Anthem, which has been scaling back its exchange participation across the USA, had previously chose to exit the marketplace in Virginia because of instability in the individual market and uncertainty around the future of cost-sharing reduction subsidies and the health insurer tax. Insurer Optima Health also recently filed to sell coverage in five of those counties and cities, a spokeswoman for Virginia's Bureau of Insurance said.

In an about-face, Anthem announced on Friday that it will sell on- and off-exchange plans in 68 of Virginia's cities and counties.

RICHMOND, VA - Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) released the following statement Friday following the announcement that Anthem will remain in the individual insurance exchange in 68 Virginia counties. About half of USA counties will have only one insurer to choose from on their exchanges next year, and almost seven dozen counties covering over 90,000 people had at some point faced the prospect of having zero options next year, fueling President Trump's claim the law was "imploding" and needed to be replaced.

"Growing and diversifying the Virginia economy, improving our state's quality of life, and making Virginia the best place to grow up are all related priorities that are closely linked and each requires a strong, best in class health care system".

Warner and Kaine reiterated their earlier pledge to work with Senate committees to stabilize the individual health care marketplace and lower premiums. Anthem initially stayed in but pulled back in August when President Donald Trump refused to guarantee cost-sharing subsidies that help people afford high deductibles. "Virginia customers were still going to have a participating insurer until Optima announced on September 6 it would also be leaving the exchanges, creating a new batch of potentially "bare" counties" after others in Nevada, Ohio and Wisconsin had recently been covered.

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"There will be no jurisdiction that doesn't have one at least one carrier, but they're not returning statewide", Gray said.

Insurance professionals estimated thousands of people in the Winchester area would lose their health insurance. Unlike the roughly 1 million people covered by Medicaid, and a similar amount of people 65 and older who are covered by Medicare and its programs in Virginia, those on the exchange pay a percentage of their income for coverage.

Local and state insurance professionals called the situation a disaster for Affordable Care Act-insured residents in 63 mostly rural localities that would have no Afforable Care Act options.

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