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Advisory: VA Elected Officials to Join Health Care Policy Tour with The LIBRE Initiative

LIBRE takes their Health Care Personal Option Plan on tour throughout Virginia

ARLINGTON, VA—Today, The LIBRE Initiative (LIBRE), an organization dedicated to empowering the U.S. Hispanic community, announced their Personal Option Townhall Tour in Virginia, starting April 5 (full tour details below) — a series of townhalls throughout the Commonwealth with the Hispanic community, local leaders, elected officials, and medical professionals to introduce and discuss the “Personal Option” and their vision for Health Care for the Commonwealth and United States.

Tour Information:

Stop 1: Springfield

When: Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 6:30pm

Where: 7406 Alban Station Ct (Second floor – Room B204), Springfield, VA 22150

Speakers:

  • Michel Zajur, President/CEO, Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Claudia Téllez, Executive Director, Medical Society of Northern Virginia
  • Michael Monrroy, Director of Coalitions, LIBRE VA
  • Michael Wigginton, Director of Coalitions, Americans for Prosperity VA

Stop 2: Richmond

When: Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 6:30pm

Where: 8814 Fargo Rd, Suite 104, Richmond, VA 23229

Speakers:

  • Senator Siobhan Dunnavant (VA-12)
  • Michel Zajur, President/CEO, Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Kevin Hernandez, Director of Policy, LIBRE VA
  • Michael Monrroy, Director of Coalitions, LIBRE VA

Stop 3: Virginia Beach

When: Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 6:30pm

Where: Las Tapatias – 5033 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Suite 104, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Speakers:

  • Delegate Glenn Davis (VA-84)
  • Michel Zajur, President/CEO, Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Michael Monrroy, Director of Coalitions, LIBRE VA

Michael Monrroy, Coalitions Director for The LIBRE Initiative-Virginia, released the following statement:

“Through this tour, we’re excited to further engage the Latino community on the pertinent issue of health care by offering a better way forward and discussing real solutions to transform our system towards a more personal approach all about choice and control – who you trust with the important decisions about your health care. It means customized, affordable health care for every Virginian.”

Background:

The Personal Option Plan is an alternative to a government-run “public option.” The Personal Option pursues 4 basic goals to create universal access to quality and affordable health care: expand access, reduce costs, end surprises, and ensure safety nets. You can read more on the Personal Option Plan here.

  • A majority of Hispanics prefer a personal option to both Medicare For All (59%-41%) and the Public Option (54%-46%).
  • Nearly two-fifths of Hispanics consider the personal cost of health care to be a problem.
  • Hispanics, at a larger percentage than other ethnic groups in the U.S., don’t have a primary care doctor (47% of men, 33% of women).