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Study Shows Health Care Will Dominate the 2020 Election PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Philip Shulman   
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 10:08

healthcare-familyThe average family is paying a record high of over $20,000 for health insurance while prescription drug costs continue to rise.


MADISON, WI - A new study conducted by Citizens Action and the non partisan group the Altarum Healthcare Value Hub shows that health care is going to be the number 1 issue voters care about heading into the November elections. 53% of those surveyed said they faced problems paying for their health care, while four out of five people were worried about their ability to pay for their health care needs in the future.

In 2016 and since taking office, Donald Trump has promised time again to lower health care and prescription drugs -- but he’s done just the opposite The average family is paying a record high of over $20,000 for health insurance while prescription drug costs continue to rise. House Democrats passed legislation that would allow Medicare to negotiate the prices on up 250 prescription drugs, but Senate Majority leader Mitchell McConnell refuses to hold a vote on similar bipartisan legislation at Trump’s direction.

Currently, Trump is continuing to try to take away protections for people with pre-existing conditions, most recently having his Department of Justice challenge their legality at the Supreme Court. 

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler broke down the study and what it means for this year's presidential election.

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