Where are Voters on Health Care?
Now more than ever, Americans are focused on health care and reassessing our health care system. As we marked the 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) passage last week, the law faces continued challenges and attempts to reverse it. Donald Trump and the Republicans continue to look for ways to repeal or weaken the law, despite failing to offer practical alternatives.
Earlier this year Working America conducted more than 1,200 in-depth, face-to-face surveys with working-class voters in the key battleground states of Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The insights we gleaned from these conversations are bolstered by long-term surveys of voters across the country and data from millions of in-person conversations Working America canvassers have had over the past decade. In our newest report, we’ve used this information to examine how the politics of health care have changed and are likely to play out in the 2020 elections.
It’s clear that even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care was top of mind for voters. Our work has revealed that anxiety about the costs of and access to health care have steadily grown – regardless of demographics or political allegiance – over the past several years. Read our report to learn more about health care voters and views of health care policy proposals by geography, age, partisanship and more.