Health care reform is making a real difference in Virginia
June 4, 2012
In the Richmond Times-Dispatch today, a registered nurse with over 20 years' experience editorializes, "Prior to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) being signed into law, it grieved me to watch patients and their families strain to pay medical bills, struggle with complicated paperwork or, worst of all, be denied coverage and care. Yet, within the past two years, I have seen firsthand how much the ACA has helped patients from all backgrounds."
Progressive Point: All Virginians deserve the same quality health care protections that our Members of Congress get. While conservatives in Congress want to take these new benefits away, we are seeing how health care reform is making a real difference in Virginia.
Today insurance companies can't deny children with pre-existing conditions coverage or drop you when you get sick. Seniors' prescriptions costs and Medicare premiums have become more affordable. Small businesses have tax credits that help them cover their employees and the right to band together to get the same rates as big corporations--meaning lower taxes and lower premiums. Virginians are benefiting from and need to keep control over their health care.
Get the Facts: Via the Richmond Times-Dispatch: