Access to quality health care for Virginians in the Commonwealth is as important as ever. Families are balancing day-to-day demands on their budgets; housing costs, taxes, day care, education, and commuting costs. Health care costs are no different. Governor Northam’s veto of common-sense legislation passed by the house and senate last year that would have given Virginians the option of purchasing lower-cost catastrophic healthcare compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is an example of the Governor’s view that government knows better than individuals themselves. I will work with my Senate colleagues to provide reasonable and affordable healthcare to all Virginians.