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Department of Human Resource Management
Commonwealth of Virginia Health Benefits Program [1 VAC 55 ‑ 20]
Action This action will amend section 1VAC 55 320(E) to include adults, other than spouses and incapacitated adult children, as participants in the Health Benefits Plan for State Employees
Comment Period Ends 12/23/2009
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12/20/09  4:39 pm
Commenter: Mary Alison Galway

Health care access should not be punitive

All people deserve access to good health care. This proposal is financed entirely by those who stand to benefit, not taxpayers. What is the problem? At this point, capricious financial and legal barriars exist excluding people from adequate care. I am lucky as I am a state employee with good coverage. Some people I supervise are not covered by insurance as they work hard but without benefits. They get to pay even more than any insurance company does for the same care, get to lose their savings and get liens placed on their property, get turned down by providers, get to die earlier. Anything we do to help others get adequate care is only decent. I am sick of people who prefer to hate this and that type of person and deny decent health care access to those they hate.