After fighting tirelessly and paving the way for four years, Terry is extremely proud that we finally expanded Medicaid for hundreds of thousands of Virginians. Despite Virginia finally expanding Medicaid, far too many Virginians remain uninsured, underinsured, or unable to afford their health care premiums or costs. We know that hundreds of thousands of Virginians, including nearly 100,000 children, lack health insurance. We also know that too many Virginians can’t afford the life-saving prescription drugs they need. That is unacceptable.
As our next Governor, Terry will propose big and bold solutions to make sure every Virginian has access to quality, affordable health care. That means expanding coverage and lowering premiums by working closely with the federal government to create a reinsurance program, standing up a state healthcare exchange, increasing subsidies to help families pay for their health care premiums and working aggressively to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Terry will also fight to address disparities affecting women, children and communities of color.
As Virginia’s 72nd Governor, Terry also worked around the obstructionist Republican legislature to create a first-of-its-kind program that provided free dental care for low-income pregnant women in Virginia – addressing a serious oral health care crisis for pregnant women.