Bev Veals Wiki – Bev Veals Bio
Bev Veals is the North Carolina woman, who three-time cancer survivor who reached out to U.S. Sen cancer survivor who was told by a staffer for Senator Thom Tillis that if she couldn’t afford health insurance, then she couldn’t have it. Veals recorded the phone call and shared it with WRAL-TV in Raleigh.
— Cullen Browder WRAL (@cullenbrowder) September 8, 2020
Veals’ husband, Scott, has worked in sports broadcasting. According to his Twitter bio, Scott Veals worked as an “EVS operator (slow-motion replays) for NASCAR on FOX & NFL on FOX.” He showed support for his wife’s decision to speak about by sharing the WRAL-TV segment on his Facebook page. He wrote, “Bev’s causing good trouble folks. Lookout.”
When her husband was furloughed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, Veals worried about losing her health insurance, so she reached out to lawmakers for help.
Her family is tapping retirement savings to keep her insurance while hoping her husband will be called back to his job, she said.
The left-leaning nonprofit Piedmont Rising, which is actively campaigning against Tillis over issues such as his opposition to the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion, reached out to Veals about her recordings and shared the video with WRAL Investigates.
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Veals has beaten cancer three times, according to the non-profit group Piedmont Rising. The organization has been lobbying against Tillis, who is up for re-election in November. Piedmont Rising highlighted Veals’ case on its website and dismissed the reaction from the senator’s office in a news release: “Not only does Thom Tillis vote against health care access for North Carolinians, but he couldn’t even bother to help a three-time cancer survivor in his state when she needed help most… An insincere apology now doesn’t excuse a career spent trying to put health care out of reach for people who desperately need it.”
As Veals searched for guidance on how best to navigate the health insurance predicament, she connected with a staffer who worked at Tillis’ office on Capitol Hill. She explained to WRAL-TV that she started recording the phone call because she was “frustrated by his lack of empathy.”