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Virginia Health Care Laws

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) changed the way insurance is accessed in all states, putting in place rules and limitations for both health insurance providers and their customers. Health insurance was more of a state concern prior to the ACA, but states, including Virginia, still have the authority to pass laws and regulations affecting health care. For instance, in Virginia, the withdrawal of life-support systems (such as respirators and feeding tubes) is not considered an act of euthanasia  Other state health care laws address matters such as access to reproductive health services and power of attorney.

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