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Virginia Democrats host virtual roundtable on health care

Published: Oct. 6, 2020 at 8:09 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Virginia Democrats participated in a virtual roundtable Tuesday to address health care, especially in rural communities.

5th District Congressional candidate Dr. Cameron Webb was joined by delegate Chris Hurst and two healthcare workers.

Webb talked about the health care sector being the largest employer in many communities in Virginia, including the 5th District.

Hurst said health care is one of the most important issues on the ballot for the upcoming election.

“When these hospitals close, it reverberates. It’s not just a loss of health care access; it’s a loss of economic resources, loss of jobs, loss of a life-line for an entire community," said Webb.

The group emphasized wanting to keep the Affordable Care Act in place and the importance of having people in office who endorse public health, especially throughout the pandemic.

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