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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, March 26, 2019

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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