Americans to Trump: Focus on Health Care First

Health care should be the number one focus for President-elect Donald Trump when he is sworn in on January 20, according to 21% of respondents to a Reuters/Ipso poll. The poll was conducted Nov. 9–14. Trump won the election on November 8. Most Americans want Trump to focus on bringing down the cost of prescription drugs and gaining access to a bigger network of hospitals and doctors, according to a separate Kaiser Health Tracking Poll taken in late October. In that poll, 37% said that they’d want to see Obamacare repealed.

Reuters reports that, “Obama’s 2010 Affordable Care Act has been credited with expanding coverage to as many as 25 million people. But the law has been weakened through various legal challenges. Some of the biggest health insurers have pulled out of insurance exchanges after losing money, and insurance premiums have increased for those who do not receive government insurance subsidies.”

Source: Reuters