Election Nears, Here Are Top Health Concerns
As Americans are heading to the polls (where early voting is available) or getting ready to cast their vote, the rising costs of Obamacare have been in the news. However, according to a new survey, the subject of health care is not likely to determine the outcome of the election.
In the Kaiser Health Tracking Poll for October, health care was identified as the fifth most important issue for registered Democrats, and the sixth most important for Republicans. When asked about health-care-related priorities, more people mentioned reducing prescription drug costs, making sure health care plans have enough doctors in-network, and protecting consumers from high expenses related to out-of-network care than repealing or changing the Affordable Care Act.
According to this latest survey, 45 percent of people have a favorable opinion of Obamacare and the same percentage have an unfavorable opinion. This issue remains a partisan one. Most people surveyed say they understand Hillary Clinton's plan for health care, while half say they understand Donald Trump's.
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