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EVIDENCE MOUNTS: Health Care Costs and Drug Prices Top the List of Winning Issues for Congressional Democrats

By August 9, 2021No Comments

More and more evidence keeps piling up that the American people put lowering health insurance premiums and prescription drug costs at the top of their list of issues for Congress to address. And, more and more proof is piling up that they trust Joe Biden and Democrats to get it done. 


“This August, Democrats are returning home with a much more focused message. On Tuesday, three Democratic political committees unveiled a plan for how to sell President Biden’s agenda to their constituents, with just three bullet points: middle-class tax cuts; an infrastructure plan to create jobs; and lower health-care costs.

Democratic pollsters tested 150 different messages near the end of July with voters in six battleground states, finding that one theme stood out as the overwhelming winner with voters: “Cutting taxes for middle class families, creating jobs by investing in infrastructure like roads, bridges and high speed Internet, and cutting your health care costs. No one making under $400,000 will pay more taxes.”

DCCC, DSCC and DNC Joint Memo For August Recess

Democrats will highlight how we are lowering costs like health care for the American people: 

  • Thanks to President Biden and Democrats’ American Rescue Plan, 4 out of 5 people enrolled in a marketplace plan can now buy health care for $10 or less per month. Now, Democrats are fighting to make those premium reductions permanent – lowering millions of American families’ monthly health care costs — along with proposals that would further reduce the cost of health care, prescription drugs and expenses like elder care and child care.
  • Since the Biden administration opened a special enrollment period because of the pandemic, more than 2 million Americans have signed up for health insurance since February.
  • Even in the midst of the pandemic, Republicans have continued their efforts to roll back, weaken and eliminate the Affordable Care Act — attempting to spike costs and gut coverage protections for those with pre-existing conditions. Democrats believe that every single American should have access to quality, affordable care.

YouGov Poll

In the latest YouGov national survey, health care was the #1 “very important” issue to the American people. 


In the latest AP poll, Americans trust “The Democrats” over “The Republicans” on health care by 26-points (47%-21%).