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New Navigator Polling Shows Battleground Voters Think Lowering Health Care Costs Will Improve Their Lives More Than Anything

By June 18, 2024No Comments

New Navigator polling reveals overwhelming support for work Democrats in Congress did to lower health care costs in recent years. The poll surveyed 61 battleground congressional districts. Americans say lower health care costs will have a positive impact on their lives, especially giving Medicare the power to negotiate lower prescription drug prices, capping the cost of insulin, and providing free vaccines. A closer look:   

The majority of constituents in battleground states support congressional Democrats. 51 percent of battleground constituents give a 10 out of 10 rating of support for “Democrats in Congress… working to bring down the costs of health care and prescription drugs by capping the prices of prescription drugs like insulin, stopping price hikes for premiums, and expanding Medicare benefits to cover dental, vision, and hearing,” and the share giving this at least an 8 out of 10 support rating rises to two in three constituents (64 percent). 

Lowering drug prices for seniors ranks as the most impactful policy for constituents and their families. The poll found that among the policies enacted over the last couple of years, giving Medicare the power to negotiate lower prescription drug prices and capping the cost of insulin is the most popular with 62% of battleground constituents strongly supporting it. 

When assessing future priorities of Democratic lawmakers in Congress, lowering health care costs and combating corporate greed rise to the top. When constituents are asked about whether these policies would help people like them and their families on a 10-point scale, 41 percent of Americans rate giving Medicare the power to negotiate lower drug prices a 10 out of 10.