Elaine Luria, the Democrat running to unseat Congressman Scott Taylor (VA-2) spoke at a recent event in Williamsburg outlining her support of preserving the Obama-era Affordable Care Act (ACA). An NBC News poll conducted in June found that healthcare is the number one issue among potential voters this midterm election cycle.
In a report from The Virginia Gazette, Luria explained her position with the future of federalized healthcare to the crowd. “I think the job of our government is to create a health-care system that’s both affordable and provides care for people across our community,” she said. “People are really struggling with the rising cost of health care and our current representative, our current Congress voted to take away health care.”
As healthcare costs rise, the Democratic Party is working on the hyper radical “Medicare for All” plan, with an estimated cost of over $32 trillion over the next decade.
To combat nationalized single-payer healthcare, President Donald Trump has suggested his 2016 campaign promise to “get rid of the lines” when it comes to purchasing insurance. Such a measure would give more choice to people purchasing insurance, with market competition driving down prices of premiums.
Congressman Taylor has worked hard during his freshman term in Washington, D.C., improving veterans’ health care and trying to tackle long wait times for appointments at Veterans’ Affairs (VA) hospitals. In a statement from his campaign website, Taylor stated, “We are working to replace Obamacare with a health care insurance system that improves affordability, accessibility and quality of care; importantly, any plan I support must include a health insurance plan for those with pre-existing conditions.”
According to her campaign website, Luria said that Americans must “have reliable and affordable choices in healthcare.” Considering that fact she believes in bolstering the faltering ACA, and is in a party that is working towards socialized healthcare insurance, it’s quite precarious what she means by “reliable,” and “affordable,” and “choices” in healthcare.