Why does VPLC work so hard on health insurance issues?

Picture from a video of Brent Brown giving a speech about how the Affordable Care Act has helped him


Why does VPLC work so hard on health insurance issues?


For the third year in a row, VPLC and our many allies tried but failed to get Virginia to close the health insurance coverage gap .  Why do we keep working so hard on this?  Take a look at this video and then try and tell us that it isn’t worth it or that we can’t afford it.  We can and we must.


Closing the coverage gap should  not be a partisan issue.  The man in the video says he is a Republican and worked against President Obama’s elections.  He says this to those that are working to repeal the Affordable Care Act:  “I plead with you to reconsider.  Swallow your pride as I am doing right now.. and do what is right.”


On a happier note VPLC’s Enroll Virginia continues to be a success and many Virginians are getting health insurance – some for the very first time.  Nearly 421,900 Virginians purchased coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplace.


We are representing those that don’t have a voice; those who get care because they can’t afford health insurance, your family member who has cancer, our neighbors who can’t afford their medications. Closing the coverage gap make fiscal sense, and more importantly, it is the right thing to do for our state.  This is the reason VPLC and other partner organizations will continue to advocate for this new health coverage until we succeed.

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