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Health Insurance Cancellation Notices Go Out to 8,800 in West Virginia

November 13, 2013

Charleston Daily Mail, MedCity News – About 8,800 West Virginia residents stand to lose their health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act’s new requirements for insurance plans. Read

The health care reform law, passed in 2010, requires U.S. citizens to enroll in health insurance but also includes a list of requirements for health insurance plans.

Insurance providers must cancel or change plans that don’t meet those requirements. Policyholders are eligible for new plans through the government’s health insurance marketplace, although that website has suffered crippling technical problems since its launch last month.