VA Dem Candidate Says Obamacare Has Made Health Care More Affordable, Crowd Breaks Out in Laughter

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Oct 07, 2016 7:30 AM
VA Dem Candidate Says Obamacare Has Made Health Care More Affordable, Crowd Breaks Out in Laughter

During a debate Thursday at the National Conference Center, the audience openly laughed at Virginia Democratic congressional candidate LuAnn Bennett when she attempted to tout Obamacare’s affordability.

“For the last 50 years, both parties have agreed that we have a health care crisis,” Bennett said. “By 2005, we had 47 million uninsured Americans, and health care costs had grown to 16 percent of our GDP. The Affordable Care Act has made health care more affordable [laughter] –and it’s created access,” she said.

The five largest insurers in Virginia are seeking double digit premium increases, according to the Daily Press.  

Bennett is running against incumbent Rep. Barbara Comstock in Virginia’s 10th congressional district.