The Health Care Surge: Why It’s Rising as a Midterms Issue

Drew Altman, President of the Kaiser Family Foundation, says .. that the issue of health care in the midterm elections is a bigger factor for Democrats now than it was for Republicans in recent elections, and could be as big a factor for Democrats and independents as Donald Trump is in the midterms. Read the polling analysis in his latest Axios column.

An excerpt of importance to health justice advocates:

“Health care is not one issue on the campaign trail β€” it’s a collection of issues. Protections for pre-existing conditions is the most important issue to voters right now, topping others like ACA repeal, drug prices, stabilizing the marketplaces, and even the possibility of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

“But the polling shows that all the health issues currently on the agenda are breaking through, particularly with Democrats and independents. Two issues β€” protections for people with pre-existing conditions and drug prices β€” have unique bipartisan traction, which can matter in swing states and races.”