Our families and loved ones are at the heart of our lives, and we should be free to care for them when they need us. More than 55% of Virginians do not even have access to paid family and medical leave, and too many are forced to choose between earning enough money to save for their kids’ education and caring for their aging parents. Working families need to be able to stay home with their children when they’re sick, and to depend on quality and accessible child care.
Health insurance premiums in Virginia have increased 130% in just six years. Accessible and affordable healthcare has never been more important, yet the healthcare industry too often looks out for insurance company revenues at the expense of quality and cost of care for working Virginians. From medical bills to prescription drug costs, all Virginians deserve the freedom of choosing between health care options that they can afford.