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Sens. Kaine, Warner; Reps. Spanberger, Beyer, Wexton React to Trump Administration’s Assault on Entire Affordable Care Act

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The continued assault on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is appalling, as always, by the Trump administration. Here are reactions by Sen. Tim Kaine, Sen. Mark Warner, Rep. Abigail Spanberger, Rep. Don Beyer, Rep. Jennifer Wexton to the latest example of nihilistic, sociopathic, and possibly politically disastrous – for Republicans, that is! – behavior by the Trump administration.

KAINE STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT FOR STRIKING ENTIRE HEALTH CARE LAW

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, issued the following statement after the Trump Administration backed a federal judge’s ruling that the entire Affordable Care Act should be eliminated:  

“The Trump Administration has long wanted to eliminate the entire Affordable Care Act, which would take health care away from millions of people and threaten protections for those with pre-existing conditions. Now they have backed a court ruling that would do just that. This would be devastating for so many Americans – including Virginians who’ve had cancer, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, or a whole host of other medical conditions, and would have to go back to the days of being charged more or denied coverage altogether because of their medical history. I’ll keep standing up against the Trump Administration’s attempts to take health care away, and I’ll push for Congress to take action that provides more affordable insurance options to families in Virginia and across the country.”

Kaine has been a leader in efforts to protect the Affordable Care Act and improve the health care system to give all Americans access to quality health care they can afford. He has introduced a resolution that would authorize the Senate Counsel to defend the ACA and its protections for people with pre-existing conditions, including 1.3 million Virginians. Kaine has introduced Medicare-X to provide low-cost, high-quality health care in every zip code.

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Spanberger: Administration’s “Reckless Push” to Dismantle the Affordable Care Act Would Strip Affordable & Accessible Healthcare from Central Virginians 

Since Arriving in Congress, Spanberger has Urged Committee Leadership to Stabilize the ACA, Helped Introduce Legislation to Tackle Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice encouraged courts to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

“In Central Virginia, thousands of families depend on the existing healthcare law to access dependable and affordable healthcare coverage. This announcement from the administration is part of a reckless push to score political points,” said Spanberger. “Instead of pursuing partisan lawsuits that would jeopardize healthcare for millions of Americans, the administration should be joining our efforts to lower costs, strengthen the ACA, and protect those with pre-existing conditions. Since arriving in Congress, I’ve pushed to stabilize the healthcare marketplace, lower prescription drug costs, and hear directly from constituents about their specific healthcare challenges—and I’ll keep speaking up against efforts to take away lifesaving coverage.” 

Earlier this month, Spanberger urged U.S. House committee leaders to prioritize strengthening the ACA and to build a strategy that increases access to affordable healthcare coverage.

Spanberger is also fighting to lower the high costs of prescription drugs in Central Virginia. Last month, she helped introduce legislation to address the prescription drug affordability crisis. The Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act would allow the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate prescription drug prices within Medicare Part D to help lower costs. 

And Spanberger called on President Trump last month to prioritize legislative efforts that would help address the rising cost of prescription drugs for seniors in Central Virginia.

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