In battleground Virginia district, Biden touts Spanberger’s work on health care

“I have the opportunity to literally give my constituents the opportunity to tell their stories to the president,” she said. “That’s, for me, the height of what representation can and should be.”

She’s running this year in the 7th District, which backed Biden over Donald Trump by 6 percentage points in 2020 but then supported GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin over Democrat Terry McAuliffe by 5 points last year, according to the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates her reelection race Tilt Democratic. 

House Democrats passed a bill last year that would allow Medicare to negotiate prices for some prescription drugs and would cap the amount that diabetics could pay out of pocket for insulin at $35 a month, among other things. Other issues included in the bill have stopped it from advancing in the Senate. 

Repeatedly referring to the congresswoman by her first name, Biden said she had campaigned against GOP efforts to repeal the 2010 health care overhaul. He also touted how a COVID-19 recovery bill passed exclusively with Democratic votes last year included provisions to lower the cost of premiums for coverage through that law.

“Compared to last year, the average monthly premium for Virginia, for Virginians, has gone down more than 25 percent,” Biden said.

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