Health Care Top Issue & Those Voters Trust Democrats Over Republicans By 24 Points
October 18, 2018
There are 19 days until the midterm elections, and according to a new poll, voters trust Democrats more than Republicans on health care by a 24-point margin. It’s clear why: Republicans are trying to take away protections for people with pre-existing conditions and want to try to repeal the Affordable Care Act again.
Health care is the top issue, and voters prefer Democrats to handle it.
58 percent of voters say health care is their top voting issue, and those voters prefer the Democratic candidate by a 24-point margin.
A majority of voters disapprove of how Trump is handling health care.
McConnell defended the Trump-backed lawsuit that would end protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Bloomberg: “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell defended a lawsuit to undo the Affordable Care Act’s protection of insurance for pre-existing health conditions even though it’s become a problem for Republican candidates in the campaign for control of Congress.”
This Republican lawsuit threatens to take away protections for people with pre-existing conditions even for people not covered through the ACA.
Axios: “Texas’ lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act could roll back protections for pre-existing conditions even among people who don’t get their coverage through the Affordable Care Act.”
McConnell also said that Republicans will try to take people’s health care away again if they pick up seats in the midterm elections.
Reuters: “Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday, calling a failed 2017 push to repeal the healthcare law a ‘disappointment.’”