Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement on Ed Gillespie's signaling that he was open to a waiver that would raise premiums on those with pre-existing conditions:
"Once again, it is Republicans like Ed Gillespie who are putting the lives of Virginia families on the line by threatening health insurance for over a million Virginians with pre-existing conditions. Trumpcare will not only endanger those who are suffering from cancer or heart conditions, but this bill will cut essential health benefits and weaken the Commonwealth’s ability to protect our most vulnerable. Now, a Republican candidate who wants to be our next governor is open to raising costs on those who are already suffering.
"Republicans in Washington are hellbent on throwing as many people off of health care as possible -- this fall, Virginians can elect leadership in Richmond that will fight to protect their families every step of the way."