Election 2020

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A large majority (79%) of the public do not want the Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions, up 17 percentage points since last year.
Most voters say they prefer Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic (55%) to President Trump’s approach; 39% prefer President Trump’s approach.
This month 55% of the public hold a favorable view of the ACA, matching the highest share ever recorded in 10 years of KFF polling; 39% now hold an unfavorable views.
The economy ranks as voters’ top issue, with 29% saying it will be the most important issue in deciding their president vote for president. That compares to combined share who say the coronavirus outbreak (18%) and health care overall (12%).
  • Joe Biden’s Big Lead on Health Care Issues

    In an Axios column, Drew Altman discusses how this election year health isn’t a single issue — but several — and Joe Biden has the edge over President Trump on all of them, even as opposition to the ACA remains popular with Trump’s base.  

  • JAMA Forum: Trump vs Biden on Health Care

    In this September 2020 post for The JAMA Health Forum, Larry Levitt highlights differences in the records and policy plans of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on key health care issues.

  • How Threatening The ACA Again Could Hurt Trump With Independent Voters

    In this Axios column, Drew Altman shows how threatening the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. Supreme Court, or overturning it, could hurt President Trump with independent voters, and says that could matter most in battleground states.
  • Tracking the Role of Health Care in the 2020 Election: What Do The Polls Tell Us

    For The JAMA Health Forum, Mollyann Brodie and Ashley Kirzinger examine the role health care has played in the primary election to date, what the polling data says about the issue, including Medicare-for-all and a public option, and what to expect from the issue during the rest of the 2020 election campaign.More

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