Obamacare is saving money and saving lives
Please note: Due to a secret ProgressVA Team strategy meeting at an undisclosed location, we will not be sending out the Progressive Point tomorrow.
August 9, 2012
The Commonwealth Institute reports, "Expanding Medicaid coverage can save money, improve health and even cut death rates according to three recent studies summarized in a new report by The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis. 'Lost in the current debate to expand health insurance to over 400,000 Virginians is the reality that increased coverage can help contain costs, improve health status, and save lives,' said John McInerney, the Institute's Health Policy Director."
Progressive Point: Health care reform is about ensuring all Virginia families can see a doctor when they get sick, without worrying about a huge bill afterward. Virginia families deserve the same health security offered to every other state under Obamacare: knowing we can get medical attention when we need it, without worrying about if it will prevent us from putting food on the table. The only thing standing in the way is Bob McDonnell and his right-wing allies.
Rejecting Obamacare benefits means more families struggling with bankruptcy thanks to a serious illness. Obamacare benefits will save money, improve health, and even cut death rates. Our families cannot afford the health and financial costs of Governor McDonnell denying coverage and putting his political ambitions first. Expanding health coverage to more children and adults means saving money, saving lives, and a stronger and healthier Virginia.
Get the Facts: via the Commonwealth Institute: