For Immediate Release: July 18, 2013
Washington, D.C.—On Thursday, July 18, Virginia Organizing took 20 leaders to the White House to participate in U.S. President Barack Obama’s media conference on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, including the medical loss ratio benefits to business owners.
Small business owner Toan Nguyen of Cville Coffee in Charlottesville was invited to meet President Barack Obama prior to the media conference and stood on stage behind the President. “It was wonderful to be invited to the White House to support the Affordable Care Act. This law supports my small business and I'm glad to return the favor,” said Nguyen.
Because of the medical loss ratio, health insurance companies are being held accountable to consumers for how the companies spend premium dollars.
Virginia Organizing has worked to support the Affordable Care Act and fully implement the law in Virginia. Dell Erwin, a Virginia Organizing leader, was proud to be in the room for the media conference.
“It was so exciting to see President Obama, U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, and other people who helped get the Affordable Care Act passed!” said Erwin. “I thought of all the people who are benefiting now and who will benefit in the future. The ACA is helping millions of people right now, but I’m especially thankful that it is helping my son in Chicago who will, for the first time, be able to afford health insurance for his family.”
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Toan Nguyen (left, middle row) listens to President Barack Obama deliver remarks on the Affordable Care Act and how the law has helped millions of people, including small businesses like Cville Coffee, owned by Nguyen.
Members of Virginia Organizing pose for a photo with U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, who helped pass the Affordable Care Act bringing coverage to millions of previously uninsured individuals and families.
Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.