Health care reform is working for Virginia's families
June 6, 2012
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, "The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services visited a Richmond home Tuesday in the capital of a state fighting the Obama administration's signature health care law, in order to talk up its provisions impacting women and families. Kathleen Sebelius, surrounded by a half dozen women in a West Avenue living room, listened to them share their personal health care stories -- from mothers worrying about insurance for their children, to a nurse struggling to cover her medication costs."
Progressive Point: Thanks to health care reform, Virginians get the same quality health care choices that Members of Congress have and small businesses get more freedom. But the new law also means a great deal to Virginia's families.
Health care reform means insurance companies can't charge women higher rates than men for the same kind of plans, or deny coverage to women because of pre-existing conditions, like if you've been pregnant, had a C-section, or were a victim of domestic violence. The new law means you can stay on your parents' insurance until you're 26, while you look for a job or finish school. It lowers prescription costs for Virginia's seniors, gets them free preventative care and brings down their Medicare premiums by cracking down on insurance company waste.
Health care reform means you're in charge of your health care decisions, not insurance company CEOs. Virginians want the peace of mind of knowing they and their families will be able to get the health care they need--and today, the new law is already working for Virginia's families and moving us forward.
Get the Facts: Via the Richmond Times-Dispatch: