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Capitol Correspondence - 08.06.18

KFF Polls Shows Pre-existing Conditions Top of Mind for Voters

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According to the Kaiser Family Foundation:

“The July Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds a candidate’s position on continuing protections for people with pre-existing health conditions is the top health care campaign issue for voters, among a list of issues provided. This issue cuts across voter demographics with most Democratic voters (74 percent), independent voters (64 percent), and voters living in battleground areas (61 percent), as well as half of Republican voters (49 percent) saying a candidate’s position on continued protections for pre-existing health conditions is either the single most important factor or a very important factor in their 2018 vote.”

ANCOR is sharing this poll given its relevance to I/DD, as having I/DD is considered to be a pre-existing condition by insurance markets, and the prominence of the issue in recent policy discussions.