Affordable Care Act
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare. While a strong supporter of a single-payer health care system, Congressman Scott tirelessly worked with his colleagues in Congress to pass the Affordable Care Act. Four years later, the law's provisions are improving the lives of millions of people in the Commonwealth of Virginia and across the United States. No one can ever again be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition. No one ever again has to worry that one major illness will mean bankruptcy for his or her family. No senior citizen will ever again have to pay a co-pay for key preventive services, such as cancer screenings. While he is not opposed to improving the law as implementation continues, Congressman Scott is opposed to attempts to weaken or repeal Obamacare.
Medicare and Medicaid
Congressman Scott is also a strong supporter of Medicare and Medicaid and has strongly opposed repeated attempts to weaken or dismantle these critical health care programs. Together, these programs insure almost 40% of Americans providing a critical safety net for those who are elderly, low-income, or disabled. Congressman Scott does not support taking away these key health benefits for American families. He has consistently opposed the Republican Budget, which has proposed to block grant Medicaid and end the Medicare guarantee by converting it into a voucher program. Congressman Scott strongly supports maintaining and strengthening these programs to make sure that those who need them most can continue to rely on them.
Learn More About Your Health Care Options
- Healthcare.gov - information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and how to access coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace
- Kaiser Family Foundation Affordable Care Act Subsidy Calculator - find out the amount of subsidy that you or your family is eligible for to defray the cost of private insurance
- Medicare - information for seniors and those with Medicare
- Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (for Medicaid and SCHIP) - information on Virginia's Medicaid program and the FAMIS program
- TRICARE - information for military personell, military retirees, and their dependents who have TRICARE health coverage.
More on Health Care
On Monday, July 10, 2017, Congressman Bobby Scott held a health care town hall at King's Fork Middle School in Suffolk, Virginia. The town hall provided an overview of the Congressional Budget Office report that 22 million more Americans would lose their insurance under the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate Republican leadership's plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Below is video of the town hall, as well as Congressman Scott's presentation.