Today, Senator Bill Stanley will embark on a healthcare tour
in Southside Virginia in an attempt to cover up the fact that he has done more than anyone in the General Assembly to prevent hundreds of thousands of Virginians from getting the quality healthcare they need and deserve.
While nearly 19,000 Virginians in Stanley's district alone would receive health insurance if Virginia closes the coverage gap, Senator Stanley put partisan politics ahead of the well-being of his constituents this session when he introduced an amendment
moving the General Assembly further away from coming to an agreement on how to cover 400,000 uninsured Virginians.
Senator Stanley has made it clear he has no intention of closing the coverage gap, and this healthcare tour is merely a charade to obscure the fact that Senator Stanely cares more about partisan ideology than the health and economic well-being of the Commonwealth.
Democratic Party of Virginia Executive Director Robert Dempsey stated, "Virginians won't stand for Senator Stanley's political charade that leaves the health of 400,000 uninsured Virginians in the balance. It is clear that Senator Stanley has no intention of closing the coverage gap--in fact, he has done more than anyone in the General Assembly to make sure hundreds of thousands of Virginians remain without healthcare."