RICHMOND, VA. – Last week, the Speaker of the House of Delegates appointed Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) to the Appropriations Committee, the panel that has jurisdiction over all state spending decisions.
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RICHMOND, VA. - “Toddy Puller is a fighter. Today’s announcement that she will retire as a Member of the Senate after her current term is bittersweet. Bitter because her absence will leave a gapping void here in Richmond; sweet because nobody has done more in one life to deserve less hectic years at home with friends and family,” said Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43).
This is a giant step forward to help the poorest Virginians gain access to affordable health care. However, Virginia can and must do more. It is time to unveil the House Republican plan to close the coverage gap that was promised last January that takes full advantage of our Federal tax dollars to expand coverage for all of those that fall into the gap.
Experts say an estimated 4,710 people would gain routine preventative healthcare in the 28th district and now, unfortunately, people have lost their jobs without it. What is it going to take for House Republicans to accept change as well as our own health care tax dollars used for their intended purpose?