VCHA Welcomes Former Sen. Dance and Del. Peace as Co-Chairs
Two former Virginia representatives, who lost their state races in 2019 will now continue working for the issues they supported while in public service, have joined Virginia Consumer Healthcare Alliances as its new co-chairs.
Former Democratic Senator Rosalyn Dance, who represented an urban area of the Commonwealth, and former Republican Delegate Chris Peace, who represented a rural area, have become part of VCHA’s bipartisan team of people working to find common sense solutions to the healthcare challenges facing Virginians. Both believe Virginians deserve more accessible and affordable healthcare, and both voted for Medicaid expansion during their time in the General Assembly.
The Honorable Roz Dance
Roz Dance brings a wealth of healthcare and public policy experience to VCHA, having served 15 years in the Virginia General Assembly in both the state Senate and the House of Delegates. As a former nurse, Roz has firsthand clinical knowledge about healthcare delivery and a compassion for patient needs. During her tenure in the Virginia legislature, Roz focused on improving healthcare for Virginians through her service on the House Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee, as a member of Virginia’s Health Insurance Reform Commission, and as Chairwoman of Virginia’s Joint Commission on Health Care. She is a consistent advocate for increasing healthcare access for Virginians and in 2018 helped pass Medicaid expansion in Virginia, a program that has helped more than 340,000 Virginians gain healthcare coverage.
The Honorable Chris Peace
Chris Peace served the Commonwealth as an elected member of the Virginia House of Delegates for 13 years. He has a proven track record of advocating for public policy solutions to improve the lives of Virginia children and families. During his tenure in the House of Delegates, Chris served on the Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee, Chaired the Virginia Commission on Youth, and was an active member of the Commonwealth’s Council for Childhood Success. As a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee that develops the state budget and budget conferee, he played a key role in the 2018 approval of a fiscally-responsible plan to increase healthcare access for uninsured Virginians while protecting taxpayer dollars.
They each represent the core mission of the bipartisan Virginia Consumer Healthcare Alliance to facilitate rational, fact-based dialogue focused on informing the public and advocating for healthcare policies that increase access and enhance affordability.
VCHA is working to protect Virginia families from harmful insurance policies that elevate profits over patients by advocating for commonsense solutions that make quality healthcare more affordable and accessible for everyone.