How important is health insurance to you and your family? Unfortunately, nearly 400,000 Virginians live without access to affordable healthcare coverage. Many are caught in the health insurance coverage gap – they don’t qualify for Medicaid and they don’t earn enough money for subsidies in the insurance exchange established by the Affordable Care Act.
The Virginia House and Senate are working on the state budget right now, which makes it the perfect time to raise your voice to expand access to healthcare for ALL Virginians! There is not much time left to act!
The Medicaid program provides critical access to prevention, treatment, disease management, and care coordination services for individuals with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Medicaid provides the coverage backbone for the healthcare services these individuals need. Americans with CVD risk factors who lack health insurance or are underinsured have higher mortality rates and poorer blood pressure control than their insured counterparts. To continue to make advances in treating and preventing CVD, access to quality and affordable healthcare is necessary.
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.