Details Matter: 2020 Election
As we head into the 2020 election cycle, polls continue to show that healthcare remains a top issues for voters. “Details Matter: 2020 Election” is a series dedicated to providing data- and fact-driven interpretations of the candidates’ proposals.
As the early presidential primaries unfold, healthcare remains a top issue among voters. As recently as the November Democratic primary debate, polls showed that 24% of Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents said healthcare was the number one issue they wanted to hear discussed, ahead of the environment (12%), immigration (6%), jobs and the economy (5%), education (4%), and gun control (4%).
New analysis from Avalere finds that Democratic proposals to expand public programs, such as a public option or single payer, will impact substantially different populations depending on how they are designed.