|RICHMOND, Va. – Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker today issued the following statement on Anthem’s decision to continue to offer Virginians coverage through the Affordable Care Act:
“Thanks to the hard work of Governor Terry McAuliffe and our Democratic congressional delegation, Anthem will continue to offer health insurance plans to Virginians through the Affordable Care Act. The decision ensures that no locality is left out of the marketplace.
“Today's announcement is welcome news and comes after repeated Republican efforts to undermine the ACA. Donald Trump and his allies have threatened the health care of millions by making it their mission to sabotage the Affordable Care Act. Just as Republicans in the General Assembly have used the health of 400,000 Virginians as a political football by blocking the expansion of Medicaid, Republicans at the federal level are jeopardizing the health of another 400,000 Virginians who have purchased insurance through the exchange.
“We commend Governor McAuliffe, Senator Mark Warner, Senator Tim Kaine, and all the Virginia Democrats who worked with Anthem to ensure they will continue to serve our citizens.”