VOTER VITALS March 2022 Edition – National Tracking Poll
The March 2022 edition of Voter Vitals – a nationwide tracking poll conducted by Locust Street Group for the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future – shows that lowering costs remains the top health care priority for voters of all parties in a time of high inflation. The vast majority of voters – including Democrats – prefer for lawmakers to build on our current health care system rather than create the public option or open up Medicare to younger Americans. Most are unwilling to pay any more in taxes or health care costs to create a new government-controlled health insurance system.
- Lowering COSTS (63 percent) remains the top health care priority for Democratic, swing, and Republican voters.
- 64 percent of voters prefer BUILDING ON our current system rather than creating the public option, and 66 percent prefer building on our current system instead of opening up Medicare.
- Voters still prefer to build on what’s WORKING by providing subsidies for those in states that did not expand Medicaid to purchase coverage in the existing marketplace (57 percent) over creating a new government-run insurance plan (43 percent).
- The vast majority of voters remain CONCERNED about the access, cost, and long-term fiscal impacts of creating the public option or opening up Medicare.
When it comes to what’s next for America’s health care future, it’s clear voters are not in favor of creating unaffordable, new government-controlled health insurance systems that could raise taxes and health care costs for Americans. Instead, voters support building on what’s working in our current system.
To read previous editions of Voter Vitals, CLICK HERE.