VA Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel visits Liberty University

Ted Allen/Liberty University News Service | Aug 29, 2013



Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel recently visited Liberty University to speak to the faculty, staff, and students. He was joined by Del. Scott Garrett of Lynchburg in an event coordinated by Liberty’s School of Health Sciences.

Charged by Gov. Bob McDonnell to prepare Virginia for health system reform, mandated by President Barack Obama’s controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Hazel expressed his personal view. “My own personal belief, and let me add the disclaimer you see on TV, ‘The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the management,’ I think that individuals should be responsible for purchasing their own health insurance. I think that to the extent that taxpayers are supporting coverage, they should support individuals and not employers.”

Referencing Liberty's College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hazel congratulated the school in launching the new program designed to train and prepare students to "meet the nation’s future health care challenges."


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