November 22, 2013
The Free Lance-Star reports, "A new study says more than three-quarters of the 403,000 Virginians younger than 65 with individual health insurance coverage could qualify for some level of federal tax subsidy by buying health insurance through the federal marketplace." Families USA Director Ron Pollack states, "The overwhelming majority of people with private individual health insurance today will soon be able to receive better coverage and pay lower premiums due to the Affordable Care Act. As a result their improved health coverage will become much more affordable."
Progressive Point: Virginians at every income level need the security of knowing that when they get sick, they can see a doctor without an enormous bill once they've gotten well. That means moving Virginia to a more modern, efficient healthcare system. It also necessitates moving forward on expanding health care by making it more affordable through tax subsidies now.
Over 100 million Americans are already benefiting from Obamacare. Making health coverage financially attainable for working Virginia families means saving money, saving lives, and a stronger and healthier Commonwealth. With lower costs, Obamacare means an even greater peace of mind: more reasonably priced health care that's there when you need it. Soon, Virginians will have badly needed affordable access to quality, subsidized health insurance - but only if conservatives stop playing politics with our well-being. One thing our families cannot afford is for health security to take a backseat to political ambitions any longer.
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