For Immediate Release
Deep Sran Statement on "Skinny Repeal" Vote
Congressional Candidate Commits To Increasing Access To Health Coverage
ASHBURN – Educator, entrepreneur, and Democratic candidate for Virginia's 10th Congressional District Deep Sran issued the following statement in response to the Senate voting against "skinny repeal."
"Today's vote is a victory for hard-working American families. We made our voices heard, and thanks to that, tens of millions of Americans will be able to keep the health coverage that 'skinny repeal' threatened to take away.
"This isn't the end of the road -- we must remain vigilant against future assaults on our system. We need to continue the fight to increase, not decrease, access to quality, affordable health care. House and Senate Republicans have already wasted enough time trying to take health coverage away from those who need it most. It's time for Congressional Republicans like Barbara Comstock to come to the table and start working for everyday Americans as opposed to trying to score political points on the backs of families, seniors, and people with pre-existing conditions.
"I'll continue fighting for lower premiums and increased access to high-quality health coverage."
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has found that "skinny repeal" would have resulted in more than 15 million more uninsured Americans and 20% higher premiums each year.
Deep is a lifelong educator and innovator who has spent the majority of his career on his true passion - teaching our children. He founded Loudoun School for the Gifted, which empowers its students to dream big and to be ready for whatever the future holds. He also co-founded Actively Learn, an education technology company, to create a literacy platform which helps promote better thinking as students read for class. In his school, his company, and his community, Deep has worked to ensure that our children - the future leaders of America - have access to the resources and skills they need to solve the problems of tomorrow.