Many in Central Virginia are breathing a big sigh of relief, because of today's ruling — especially middle-age parents with recent college graduates still living at home.
Raymond Nunez of Colonial Heights is a blessed man, but paying for health insurance for six is no easy task.
"It's very hard, making ends meet with the expenses and all," said Raymond.
He has four children — all college educated. Emily is 24, working part time and was going to school full time.
"I graduate in grad school in May, and finding a full time job after that might not be easiest with this economy, so knowing that I'll be able to retain my health care is a relief," said Emily.
A relief for Emily — but more so for her parents, who have another daughter under their policy and, until recently, were paying separate insurance for "a third child."
"It's not always a rosy garden when you come out and graduate and from college or whatever to find a job that has coverage so this helps, this definitely helps," said Raymond.
The other huge perk under the "affordable care act," — no one can be denied health insurance because of a pre-existing condition.
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