Nick Freitas Seems to Not Care About Healthcare, Including Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions
by Ann Ridgeway
As a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, Nick Freitas (R-HD30) can get his family health insurance through the Virginia State Employee System. Yet, as we presented previously, Freitas so strongly opposed affordable healthcare – including healthcare that covers people with pre-existing conditions – for residents of his district, that he helped his wife, Tina, run against Virginia Senior Senator Emmett Hangar (R-SD24) for having supported Medicaid expansion in Virginia…bringing affordable health care to presently 452,000 people. In that campaign, Senator Hanger stated his belief that caring for underserved communities is a Christian Imperative. Nick Freitas apparently disagrees with that.
In the 30th House of Delegates District, we all understand how affordable healthcare and prescription drugs are basic needs for all people and directly affect our quality of life. The fact is, all people have the chance to be born with a pre-existing condition or develop one as we age. Yet Nick Freitas seems to be blind to this subject, or simply not care.
Click here to see Brenda Clements, the Director of the Madison Free Clinic, talk about her conversation with Freitas on healthcare. According to Clements, during that conversation, she told Freitas she believed Christians […]
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