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2022 State Ballot Initiatives on Abortion Rights

Four states (CA, MI, VT, and KY) will vote on ballot measures related to abortion rights in the November 2022 elections. This policy watch summarizes each of these ballot measures and their implications.

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Fate of Medicaid Expansion and Filling the Coverage Gap May Once Again Depend on the Outcome of State Elections

This post examines the potential for this year’s midterm elections to decide the fate of Medicaid expansion, with gubernatorial races in 10 of the 12 states that have not expanded, including Georgia, Kansas and Wisconsin, where the gubernatorial race is considered a toss-up. South Dakota voters also will decide a Medicaid expansion ballot initiative.

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Abortion Access Rises as a Voting Issue and Motivator, Especially Among Democrats and Reproductive-Age Women, But Inflation Continues to Dominate as Americans Worry About Bills

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to end the constitutional right to an abortion, most voters (55%) now say access to abortion is “very important” to their vote in November’s midterm elections, up 9 percentage points since February prior to the decision, a new KFF Health Tracking Poll finds. This heightened…

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KFF Health Tracking Poll July 2022: Inflation Tops Voters’ Priorities, But Abortion Access Resonates For Key Voting Blocs

This poll finds most voters (55%) now say access to abortion is “very important” to their vote in November’s midterm elections, up since the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. This heightened interest is greatest among voter groups who largely want to guarantee access to abortion, including Democratic voters and women voters under 50 years old.

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Why The California Recall Is Not a Harbinger of What Is to Come on COVID As a Campaign Issue

In this Axios column, Drew Altman examines the lessons for COVID-19 as a political issue from Governor Gavin Newsom’s resounding win in California’s recall election.

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Post-Mortem On KFF 2020 Election Polling

This 2021 analysis goes back into the data we collected in interviews with a random sample of registered voters in three Sun Belt states (Arizona, Florida, and North Carolina) and matches it with actual voter records from Election Day to better understand the demographics of voters who cast ballots in the 2020 election and whether their views and experiences were different than those who chose to not vote.

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The Role Of Health Care In The 2020 Election

This interactive map highlights what voters from the 2020 general election and Democratic primary voters said about health care as they vote, based on KFF’s analysis of the state-level AP VoteCast data collected in most states. The primary election data also includes state-specific charts highlighting where health care ranks as issue, views about a single-payer health plan and a public option, and other health care findings from the AP VoteCast data with key demographic breakouts.

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The Exit Polls Show The Need To Confront COVID-19 Denial in Red America

Drew Altman analyzes the exit polls in his latest Axios column. While Biden voters see COVID-19 as a top priority, Trump supporters are still largely pandemic deniers, echoing the President.

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A Conundrum: Majority of Republican Voters Want to Overturn ACA but Keep Protections for People with Pre-existing Conditions

This post examines the implications of Republican voters wanting the Supreme Court to overturn the entire Affordable Care Act, but not the law’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

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The Landscape of Medicaid Demonstration Waivers Ahead of the 2020 Election

As the Trump administration reaches the end of its first term, this issue brief considers the landscape of approved and pending Section 1115 Medicaid demonstration waivers under this administration and how the November 2020 presidential election may impact this landscape.

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