I believe that healthcare is not just a privilege for those who can afford it, but a right for all. Access to quality and affordable healthcare is critical for families, seniors, students and everyone across our country.
We must tackle skyrocketing healthcare premiums and drug prices. The plans from Republican leaders in Congress would increase premiums and copays, leave over 22 million American — including 300,000 individuals and 14,000 Veterans in Virginia — without coverage.
I am proud of the progress that we made in the Obama administration under the Affordable Care Act. I strongly oppose the repeal of the ACA, or the elimination of provisions that protect people with pre-existing medical conditions. I do not support any measures that would cut the Medicaid expansion under ACA, leaving our most vulnerable friends and neighbors without access to care. Americans should never have to choose between providing healthcare for their families or putting food on the table.