Freitas Routinely Opposed Bipartisan Coalitions in Richmond in His Failed Attempts to Block Critical Health Care Legislation
Washington Post: “Freitas was the only person of either party in the Virginia House to vote no on requiring that small-group market insurance companies cover autism diagnosis and treatment”
Nick Freitas doesn’t hide from his extreme record on health care issues. In fact, he embraces it!
In a story in Sunday’s Washington Post, Freitas openly bragged about his work to block health care legislation supported by both Democrats and Republicans, calling the bills “garbage.”
One problem: many of these bipartisan bills were critical for the health and well-being of Central Virginian children, families, and those with chronic conditions.
From the Washington Post:
In March, Freitas was one of four Republicans to vote no on capping insulin prices; Spanberger, in contrast, has made lowering prescription drug prices a driving force of her campaign. In February, Freitas was the only person of either party in the Virginia House to vote no on requiring that small-group market insurance companies cover autism diagnosis and treatment. And in 2018, he was among the Republicans to vote no on Medicaid expansion in Virginia, saying it would “overload” a system “already stressed to the max.”
“Embracing the role of extreme contrarian might make for good podcast fodder, but it’s a dangerous record for an elected official trying to serve the people of Central Virginia. Nick Freitas stood against affordable access to health care coverage for families and protections for children with autism so that he could hear himself talk, not because these were the right decisions on behalf of his constituents,” said DCCC Spokesperson Christine Bennett.