Making Healthcare Affordable through Competition and Choice
Whether by a change in the law from Washington or from a collapse brought on by what has become a fiscally unsustainable scheme, Obamacare is coming to an end. It will soon fall upon the states to deal with that reality.
As Delegate, I will support policies that increase competition and bring a greater patient choice – both in options for care and options for coverage. Ultimately, the failure of Obamacare is the result of forcing a one-size-fits-all government solution upon a part of our lives where one-size definitely does not fit all. Individualization, competition, and the real choice is the only way to address this challenge.
I will also oppose any attempt to impose Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion scheme on Virginia. At 23% of the General Fund budget and continuing to grow, Medicaid is already placing pressure on core government services, like schools and public safety. And with Washington poised to put caps on the funding, it allocates to states for this service, Virginia must be fiscally prudent.
Expanding Medicaid is Financially Risky Virginia, like many other states, is already stretched in providing care to those who currently depend on the program. States should stay focused on improving the care and services for those already on the program rather than...
MEMBERS of the Virginia General Assembly return to Richmond today for a special session in an attempt to do what they failed to do during their regular 60-day session: pass a biennial state budget. Then and now, the main sticking point is Medicaid...
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