May 3, 2013
The Commonwealth Institute reports, "Starting October 1, over 620,000 low-to-moderate-income Virginians will have new options to find out how to access quality, affordable health insurance, according to a recent report from Families USA, a national nonprofit group that promotes expanded access to health care. And a whopping 88 percent of them come from families where at least one family member is employed. The help will come from the new health insurance exchange - a marketplace for private insurance plans and consumers - being set up under the Affordable Care Act."
Progressive Point: In America, people who work for a living ought to be able to take their sick kids to the doctor and know that no insurance company will get away with ripping them off. The health care law is saving lives and money. Later this year over 600,000 more Virginians will have badly needed help to find and pay for quality health insurance.
The health care law guarantees your coverage for life - whether you're a senior with Medicare, you have a pre-existing condition or you get a costly illness. Expanding health coverage to more children and working adults means saving money, saving lives, and a stronger and healthier Commonwealth. Virginians need the security of knowing that when they get sick, they can see a doctor without an enormous bill once they've gotten well - and thanks to Obamacare later this year more of our families will have that security.
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