"Congress and the Administration must immediately take action to stabilize the Health insurance Market in Virginia and across the nation, or risk further harm to the millions of Americans who rely on the exchanges for affordable coverage," McAuliffe said.
Anthem said they do not believe the insurance market is stable and that “planning and pricing for ACA-compliant health plans has become increasingly difficult due to a shrinking and deteriorating individual market, as well as continual changes and uncertainty in federal operations, rules and guidance, including cost sharing reduction subsidies and the restoration of taxes on fully insured coverage."
“Our commitment to members has always been to provide greater access to affordable, quality healthcare, and we will continue to advocate solutions that will stabilize the market and allow us to return to a more robust presence in Virginia in the future,” an Anthem representative said in a statement.
Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine said that Virginians are paying the price for President Trump playing politics with health care.
"President Trump should stop using the health coverage of millions of Americans as political leverage, and demonstrate leadership by working with responsible members of both parties to improve the Affordable Care Act.”
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