Capitol Correspondence - 11.04.18

Survey Finds Greater Support for Public Health Spending – Including Disability

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ANCOR is sharing this Politico Pro article because it could be helpful to members in their various advocacy efforts. The poll cited below can be found here, and members interested in a fuller breakdown can find one in this Business Wire article.

Most voters willing to pay more for basic public health protections. That’s according to a new poll from the deBeaumont Foundation, which surveyed 1,000 registered voters on how they view their local health departments.

Respondents overwhelming said that state governments — and local health officials — should be responsible for stopping the spread of flu and other diseases; protecting the elderly, disabled and other residents at risk of poor health [emphasis added by ANCOR]; and safeguarding the air and water quality, among other priorities.

Fifty-seven percent of respondents said that they would be willing to pay more in taxes to ensure these protections.”