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New Navigator Polling: Voters Believe Lowering Prescription Drug and Health Care Costs Most Powerful Part of Inflation Reduction Act

By July 14, 2023No Comments

Approaching the One Year Anniversary, Support for the Inflation Reduction Act Remains Strong

New Navigator polling reveals that voters overwhelmingly support the Inflation Reduction Act’s measures to reduce prescription drug and health care costs, with health care provisions being 4 of the 5 most popular items in the landmark bill. An overwhelming 82 percent of voters support capping insulin costs for seniors to $35 per prescription a month, 81 percent support giving Medicare the power to negotiate lower prescription drug prices, 77 percent support capping drug costs at $2,000, and 76 percent support lowering health insurance premiums. Overall, Americans support the Inflation Reduction Act by 43 points (66-23). 

Many of the reforms that have the most public support are also the ones the public is most likely to associate with the Inflation Reduction Act, including Medicare negotiating lower drug prices (81%), capping insulin (79%), and limiting drug costs (73%).

The survey shows that Republicans overwhelmingly support the prescription drug provisions passed by President Biden and Congressional Democrats. Despite Republican lawmakers introducing legislation to repeal these policies, 71% of Republicans support Medicare drug price negotiation and 70% support capping out-of-pocket drug costs for seniors at $2,000 per year.

In response, Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach issued the following statement:

“The American people are loud and clear that reducing the cost of health care is their top priority. President Biden and Congressional Democrats are delivering thousands of dollars a year in lower costs for millions of people. Meanwhile, Republicans are continuing their war on health care, promising to overturn the Inflation Reduction Act and supporting Big Pharma’s meritless lawsuits. Once again, Republicans are putting greed above the economic interests of Americans. When will they learn how unpopular their war on health care is with the vast majority of voters?” 

When asked if the Inflation Reduction Act will help families like theirs, a majority of voters (52%) said yes it would. 

This poll not only shows policies that lower health care costs are the most popular, but people also identify the Inflation Reduction Act as a health care bill.