Virginians can still get health care coverage; 200,000 enrolled

December 31, 2018

More than 200,000 Virginia adults are now enrolled in the state's Medicaid expansion and will have health coverage, starting January 1.

 

The new coverage is available to men and women, ages 19 through 64, who are not eligible for Medicare and who meet income requirements, which vary by family size.

 

For example, a single adult, with an annual income at, or below, $16,754, may be eligible for coverage. Or, an adult, in a three-person family, with a total household annual income at, or below, $28,677, may also be eligible.

 

Medicaid applications are accepted year-around.

 

The new coverage is available to men and women, ages 19 through 64, who are not eligible for Medicare and who meet income requirements, which vary by family size.

 

 

The state's Cover Virginia Call Center has received nearly 170,000 calls since it began accepting Medicaid applications, under the new eligibility rules, on November 1.

 

The center logged more than 6,000 calls on that same date, which is the largest number enrolled in a single day, since the facility first opened in July 2001, officials report.

 

The call center has topped that number on five other days since then, including November 26, when the call volume exceeded 7,000.

 

More information about the new health coverage and eligibility rules is available at www.coverVA.org, including an eligibility screening tool to help individuals assess whether they qualify for coverage.

 

Website visitors can sign up to receive regular information, through email and text, about the new coverage and enrollment process.

 

Information is also available by calling 1-855-242-8282.

 

Individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired can call 1-888-221-1590. 

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