Virginia General Assembly

Senate Republicans denounce Northam’s health care vetoes

Senate Republicans denounce Northam’s health care vetoes

RICHMOND -- Senate Republicans and Gov. Ralph Northam are at odds over whether four bills passed this legislative session would help provide more affordable health care options to Virginians. The governor said Friday that he vetoed the bills because Virginians would be underinsured and Affordable Care Act protections would be undermined.

Republicans believe the vetoes will reduce the availability of health care options, based on income and need.

“Gov. Northam continues to prevent Virginians from even being allowed the option of choosing a health care plan that better meets their needs and their budgets,” said Sen. Stephen D. Newman, R-Bedford.

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