Health Care Delayed is Health Care Denied
February 9, 2012
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, "a state Senate subcommittee has bowed to the reality that no legislation will be approved in this General Assembly session to create a state exchange for health insurance benefits."
Progressive Point: Virginia families and business owners demand and deserve affordable health care solutions which makes the General Assembly's refusal to create a state health care exchange incomprehensible. Conservatives in Richmond are putting politics before people and bowing down to the will of insurance companies. This refusal to act is denying Virginia federal dollars and the flexibility to create a health insurance marketplace designed for Virginians' needs.
Virginians want a state exchange that is overseen by the consumers receiving the care, not by a biased industry more interested in making a buck. Small business want an exchange because it will save them money help them create jobs. Delaying the exchange's creation putting roadblocks in front of Virginians seeking affordable health care is moving our Commonwealth in the wrong direction.
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