District-by-District Benefits of Health Care Reform in Virginia

Thursday, August 27, 2009

This is amazing work by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
The Committee has prepared, for each member, a district-level analysis of the impact of the legislation [H.R. 3200, America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009, District by District Impact]. This analysis includes information on the impact of the legislation on small businesses, seniors in Medicare, health care providers, and the uninsured. It also includes an estimate of the impacts of the surtax that is used to pay for the legislation.
To see the impact on your district, click on one of the following links.

*Robert J. Wittman (VA-1)
*Glenn C. Nye (VA-2)
*Robert C. "Bobby'' Scott (VA-3)
*J. Randy Forbes (VA-4)
*Thomas S. P. Perriello (VA-5)
*Bob Goodlatte (VA-6)
*Eric Cantor (VA-7)
*James P. Moran (VA-8)
*Rick Boucher (VA-9)
*Frank R. Wolf (VA-10)
*Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11)

Here's an example. For the 5th CD, represented by Tom Perriello, benefits include: "up to 15,200 small businesses could receive tax credits to provide coverage to their employees; 12,500 seniors would avoid the donut hole in Medicare Part D; 1,190 families could escape bankruptcy each year due to unaffordable health care costs; health care providers would receive payment for $48 million in uncompensated care each year; and 73,000 uninsured individuals would gain access to high-quality, affordable health insurance." Not bad, and that's just one district!