April 11, 2012
Today, ProgressVA joined Americans across the country to celebrate the six-year anniversary of Mitt Romney's signing of Massachusetts' health care reform law--the predicate to our national law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Like the Massachusetts law, the ACA expands access to health care, helps those most in need get health care, encourages small employers to provide health insurance to their employees, helps young adults get coverage through their parents' plan and provides for a free-market system, i.e., exchanges to provide access to insurance at a fair price.
Progressive Point: Men and women across the Commonwealth and country want peace of mind knowing they can get and afford the health care we all need. Thanks to Mitt Romney's progressive health care reform model in Massachusetts, we will all soon benefit from the same access under the President's own health care plan, the Affordable Care Act. Millions of Americans are already benefiting from the reform, and starting this summer many more will be able to get mammograms, contraception, and health check-ups without extra cost.
Mitt Romney and conservatives in Congress now want to take away these benefits and protections. These out-of-touch politicians want to charge women more than men--denying coverage because of "pre-existing conditions," and it is wrong. But today we just want to thank Mitt Romney for creating his progressive health care reform model in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, that led us to the President's health care reform, and is benefiting so many of us here in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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