For many in Va., Medicaid coverage gap is unaffordable

The army of counselors who help people sign up online for insurance in the Affordable Care Act marketplace this open enrollment period face a range of reaction.  The sessions usually end in gratitude - and sometimes insurance for someone who has been going without a safety net. But occasionally there's frustration, even anger, from people who find the premiums and deductibles in the federal marketplace too much for their pocketbook.  Many of the disappointed fall into the so-called "coverage gap," those whose incomes are below the lower limit for subsidies on the marketplace but above the Medicaid eligibility line...

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