In the mid-term elections of 2018, concerns about health care had a noticeable effect on the results. Across the United States, as well as in Virginia, voters chose health care as their number one reason for voting.
In an article dated November 7, 2018, Mechelle Hankerson of the Virginia Mercury analyzes the positions of all the winning candidates for the House of Representatives and the Senate in Virginia. In “Where do the Winners in Virginia’s Most Competitive Races Stand on Key Issues?” she shows that most of the winners defended at least part of the Affordable Care Act, and many of them advocated universal, affordable health care.
We all made this happen together. Virginians have sent a clear message that we expect health care to be affordable and available to everyone in the Commonwealth.