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New Study Shows Disastrous Effects of GOP Health Care Sabotage On Virginia Families

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Washington, July 26, 2018 | comments

A new study released this week by the Center For American Progress suggested that the cumulative effects of Republican efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will raise health care costs for Virginia families by thousands of dollars, on average. Those increases, broken down by Congressional District in the table below, come on top of 2018 premium hikes which averaged 37 percent across the country.

“From the moment Republicans took undivided control of government, they have driven up healthcare costs for American families,” said Rep. Beyer. “Health insurers have made it abundantly clear in their rate request filings that these premium increases are mainly driven by actions taken by the Trump Administration and its allies in Congress. This unconscionable sabotage is badly hurting working people, even as the wealthy see huge tax cuts. I will continue fighting for the people to get sensible solutions that help make healthcare more affordable.”

Rep. Beyer has been an outspoken critic of Trump Administration healthcare sabotage, and previously led House Democrats in warning Speaker Paul Ryan that GOP inaction on healthcare would lead to rising premiums for America’s middle class. He has voted against every attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and is the founder of the bipartisan House Suicide Prevention Task Force.

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