Health costs, Medicare bigger priority than health reform
By Kathryn Mayer|August 16, 2012 at 03:03 PM
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Despite ongoing debate over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds that the PPACA isn’t the top health priority among voters—even for Republicans who have insisted their opposition to the law and promised work on its repeal.
Both Medicare and high health costs were cited by 73 percent as “extremely” or “very important” to their vote in Kaiser’s August Health Tracking Poll. Just 59 percent of those polled say the PPACA is a key health care issue for the election.
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