Spanberger aims to protect people with pre-existing conditions


To cut health-insurance premiums and protect Central Virginians with pre-existing conditions, U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger helped introduce legislation Tuesday to stabilize the Affordable Care Act.

Her bill would make health care more affordable, strengthen tax credits, steady the ACA marketplace, and stop insurance companies from selling junk insurance, Spanberger’s office said.

The Democrat representing Virginia’s 7th Congressional District cosponsored the legislation after the U.S. Department of Justice announced it will encourage courts to nullify the Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday, she spoke out against the Trump administration’s push to dismantle the healthcare law.

“Right now, Central Virginians need certainty—not the threat of a hyper-partisan, misguided lawsuit undermining their affordable coverage,” Spanberger said. “… [T]his bill reiterates our commitment to fight for our neighbors—not fight for special interests or the whims of a particular political party.”

The congresswoman is also working to lower high prescription-drug costs in Central Virginia, via a different bill that would enable the U.S. secretary of health and human services to negotiate drug prices in Medicare Part D.

Recent Posts

Feb 29, 2024

During Black History Month, Spanberger Introduces Bill to Name Fredericksburg Post Office for Civil Rights Leader, Gladys P. Todd

Gladys P. Todd Was A Revered School Teacher, Voting Rights Advocate, & Community Organizer in Fredericksburg WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today introduced legislation to rename a Fredericksburg post office after Gladys P. Todd, a prominent leader in the Fredericksburg civil rights movement. Located at 1285 Emancipation Highway in Fredericksburg, the post office […]

Feb 28, 2024

Spanberger Leads Virginia Lawmakers in Working to Protect $30 Internet Discount for Virginia Families, Fund Affordable Connectivity Program

The “Affordable Connectivity Program” Right Now Helps More than 455,000 Virginia Households Afford High-Speed Internet WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today led members of the Virginia congressional delegation in a bipartisan effort urging the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations to extend funding for a key discount program that allows more Virginia families to […]

Feb 26, 2024
Womens' Issues

In Wake of Alabama Supreme Court Ruling, Spanberger Joins Bicameral Effort to Protect Access to IVF

Congresswoman: “This Ruling Sets a Dangerous Precedent” WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today backed legislation to protect every American’s right to access in-vitro fertilization (IVF) following the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling that frozen embryos are children under the law. On February 16, 2024, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos — or […]