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Health Care Tops Guns, Economy As Voters' Top Issue

Health Care Tops Guns, Economy As Voters' Top Issue

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP would take another shot at repealing Obamacare if the party kept control of Congress this fall.

The Senate Majority leader also blamed social programs, such as Social Security and Medicare, for the fast-rising national debt. This includes majorities of Democrats and independents in both states, as well as a majority of Nevada Republicans (60%) and almost half of Florida Republicans (46%).

Arguments over the provision have played out in key Senate and House races across the country. Republican governors' decision to go to court once more to eradicate the Affordable Care Act, including its protections for preexisting conditions, could be the single dumbest political decision of the cycle.

McConnell, meanwhile, has given little indication that entitlement reform is on his to-do list for the next Congress. Republicans have a good chance of retaining the Senate majority in the election, but control of the House is uncertain.

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"If we had the votes to completely start over, we'd do it", McConnell told Reuters. "But that depends on what happens in a couple weeks. we're not satisfied with the way Obamacare is working".

Almost 7 in 10 Florida voters said they are more likely to vote for a candidate who wants to maintain the protections for people with preexisting conditions, while 9 percent said they are more likely to vote for a candidate who wants to eliminate these protections.

Democratic leaders seized on McConnell's comments as evidence that Republicans were pursuing an agenda aimed at shrinking the government by starving it of revenue via tax cuts for the rich and then slashing safety-net programs for low- and middle-income Americans. About 20 million Americans have received health insurance coverage through the program, a landmark legislative achievement for Obama and Democrats. McConnell is admitting the party's actual view is that entitlement spending needs to come down, and the party continues to lead battles on multiple fronts against Obamacare, the law that protects pre-existing conditions coverage, without a credible alternative.

Social programs that help the poor, the aged, the unemployed, veterans and the disabled are often referred to as "entitlements" in Washington.

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Also, only 15 percent of voters in states that have refused to expand Medicaid under Obamacare have heard much about the topic, even though a few of them will weigh in on expansion through ballot initiatives.

"Democrats have done a masterful job of saying if you're not for the ACA's version (of pre-existing conditions rules), you're against everything", said Rodney Whitlock, a vice president of health policy at ML Strategies and a GOP health policy expert. "Right now, they're actually not what's driving the deficit this year", Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said.

The Treasury Department reported this week that deficits climbed to $779 billion in fiscal 2018, which ended last month, and are on track to top $1 trillion next year under President Donald Trump, a level not seen since 2012.

A main driver of the rising deficits is the massive tax cut that President Donald Trump and Republicans pushed through Congress past year.

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Kaiser said Republican voters rank immigration and the economy at the top of their list, so it might be hard for Democrats to pick voters off exclusively based on that issue, and voters also put great stock into things like individual candidates' character and experience, which party might control Congress and their support or dislike for Mr. Trump.


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