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Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of the Attorney General

Mark Herring
Attorney General

202 North Ninth Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

 

For media inquiries only, contact:  
Lara Sisselman, Press Secretary
Phone: (804)786-5874 
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STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK R. HERRING

~on Senate Health Care bill~

Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement on the Senate's proposed health care bill: 

"At a time when families across the Commonwealth and the country are facing a devastating heroin and opioid crisis, this Senate bill makes the challenge more difficult, just like the House bill. That is dangerous and downright irresponsible. We should be using every resource necessary to combat this epidemic and ensure no additional family has to endure the pain of losing a loved one to an overdose.

This bill also slashes Medicaid funding, rips health care away from hundreds of thousands of Virginians, and recklessly defunds Planned Parenthood, which would restrict access for more than 20,000 Virginia women who rely on the organization for safe, affordable healthcare. As Attorney General, I have fought to protect accessible healthcare for all Virginians, and I promise to never stop fighting. I hope Democrats and Republicans can agree that this is the wrong approach, and instead come together to work on proposals to strengthen our healthcare system for everyone." 

 

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