Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt visited NBC29 Wednesday morning to speak about the issues he says Virginians face. At the forefront, the health care changes coming down the pike.
Hurt says the Affordable Health Care Act has already had a negative effect on the people who live in his district. He says increased health care costs affect not just employers, but trickle down to employees.
According to Hurt, problems with this new coverage aren't limited to the private sector.
"The University of Virginia, like these colleges and localities, are no different than the private sector. It's a matter of dollars and cents and that is a true cost of the president's health care law that, unfortunately, is being paid for or suffered by the families," said Hurt.