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5 things to know about voters’ healthcare priorities, ACA awareness heading into 2018 elections

Submitted by Nick Giardina on Tue, 01/30/2018 - 11:31

  1. Healthcare was cited as the top national issue for voters in the 2018 midterm elections, being named by 29 percent of respondents
  2. The majority of respondents said they heard “a little” or nothing at all about the most recent open enrollment period for the ACA exchanges
  3. 42 percent of voters said they think the ACA exchanges are “collapsing,” down from 50 percent in September 2017, while 46 percent said they’re not collapsing, up from 35 percent a few months prior
  4. Majorities said top priorities for Congress should include renewing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program and stabilizing the ACA exchanges
  5. Related to the recent CMS move to implement work requirements in Medicaid, most voters see it as a health insurance program rather than a welfare program

Source: HealthExec
Source URL: http://healthexec.com/topics/policy/5-things-know-about-vote...

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