Washington, DC — Tonight, Virginia Democrats won an historic victory, electing a majority in both the House of Delegates and State Senate. Health care was a prevailing issue throughout the election, as Democrats across the commonwealth ran aggressive campaigns on successfully implementing Medicaid expansion, protecting Virginians with pre-existing conditions and lowering prescription drug costs. In response to Democrats’ victory, Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement:

“Virginia Democrats won because they put health care front and center this election. Whether delivering on Medicaid expansion, working to lower prescription drug costs or ensuring that Virginian’s with pre-existing conditions maintain their protections, Virginia Democrats showed they are the only party serious about defending and improving Virginians’ health care. This historic win should serve as a warning to Republicans across the country that their years of attacks on Americans’ health care won’t stand with voters any longer.”