March 1, 2023 News & Press Releases

WHAT VIRGINIANS ARE READING: Biden Visits Commonwealth To Warn Of MAGA Republicans’ Assault On Healthcare

by Democratic Party of Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Yesterday, President Joe Biden visited the Kempsville Recreation Center in Virginia Beach to deliver an address warning Virginians of MAGA Republicans’ plans to roll back Democratic progress on providing affordable healthcare to all Americans.

President Biden plans to release his budget next week, which is expected to trim the national debt by $2 trillion while protecting Americans’ Social Security and Medicare entitlements. Conversely, MAGA Republicans have intimated they may hold these entitlements hostage while refusing to raise the debt ceiling.


Associated Press: Biden warns of ‘MAGA’ Republicans’ desire to cut spending

March 1, 2023 | Colleen Long and Josh Boak

  • “Using past proposals, Biden said the GOP could try to slash Medicaid and Obamacare benefits, as well as Social Security and Medicare
  • “GOP lawmakers who are part of the “Make America Great Again” movement started by former President Donald Trump have shown a willingness to cut funding for health care and allow the federal government to default on its financial obligations”

The Virginian-Pilot: Biden speaks on health care in Virginia Beach, slams GOP

February 28, 2023 | Ian Munro

  • “Biden accused Republicans of wanting to lower taxes on large companies and the richest Americans while cutting benefits offers by Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act”
  • “During the speech, Biden proposed capping the price of insulin at $35 for everyone who needs the drug. He said drug companies have good profit margins so bringing down costs for consumers will not be a huge problem”
  • “Biden also spoke about struggling rural hospitals and how increasing the number of insured Americans will help reduce the amount of uncompensated care rural hospitals have to provide”

The Hill: Biden delivers remarks on health care costs from Virginia Beach

February 28, 2023 | The Hill Staff

  • “The White House has asserted that Biden’s proposals will build on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Inflation Reduction Act, noting that the recent ACA open enrollment period tallied the most participants in the program’s 10-year history
  • “the White House has criticized Republican leaders in the House for failing to indicate where they do intend to reduce spending”

WAVY10: President Biden to Republicans on healthcare: ‘Lay proposal on the table’

March 1, 2023 | Jimmy LaRoue, Kiahnna Patterson, Andy Fox, and KaMaria Braye

  • “Biden said people making less than $400,000 ‘will not pay an additional single penny in any tax’”
  • “Biden, in his remarks, said 40 million Americans are in danger of losing health insurance as he said changes to the Republicans’ plans would raise health care costs for seniors and those who are disabled”

ABC13: Biden arrives in Virginia Beach to discuss healthcare plans

February 28, 2023 | ABC13 Staff

  • “GOP lawmakers could put millions of people's health care at risk
  • “The president is due to release his budget plan on March 9, promising to trim the national debt by $2 trillion over 10 years
  • “Administration officials also said potential cuts to the Obama-era Affordable Care Act could jeopardize coverage for more than 100 million people with preexisting medical conditions and imperil free preventative care and cut back prescription drug coverage”