FROM RICHMOND

GUEST OPINION

HEALTHCARE SAGA

Last week, Gov. Northam chose to veto a bill that would have helped many households saddled by higher insurance premiums and higher deductibles since the passage of Obamacare.

His veto came because he’s been misled into believing that the bill would do harm to the expansion of Medicaid which passed under him in his first year as governor. This is his second year of vetoing bills that better serve the public.

If one steps back to a few years ago, one can see the disastrous curve Obamacare has created for our healthcare system. Already ailing, the financial projection of healthcare has become much worse since it was passed. We’ve seen cost shifts because the federal regulation requires that policies include coverage that’s unwanted and often of no use.

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