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Who do you trust more on health care?

Who do you trust more on health care?

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Aug 10, 2013
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The NYTimes reports today that the Dems are dusting off the 2018 electoral playbook that won them back the House by a historic margin: hammer the GOP on health care. All the more resonant during a pandemic that hasn't impeded the GOP's legal push to strip millions of coverage and bring back pre-existing conditions.

So who's got the edge?

Health Care Powered Democratic Wins in 2018. The Party Hopes for a Repeat.
Those dueling approaches [Dems emphasizing protections provided by the Affordable Care Act at their convention, the GOP saying virtually nothing about health care or the ACA at theirs] to discussing health policy offered a preview of what to expect as the two parties, and their presidential nominees, make their closing arguments on one of the most critical issues to many voters — one whose importance has been underscored by the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed at least 184,000 people in the United States.

Democrats are once again trying to capitalize on an issue that was key to their success in the 2018 midterm elections. And Republicans are once again vulnerable: Three years after failing to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the party still has not coalesced around a plan for the future of America’s health care system.
With two months until Election Day, health care is looming as a major weak spot for Republicans, including incumbent senators in close races that could determine which party wins the majority. In a Fox News poll in August, 53 percent of voters disapproved of the way Mr. Trump was handling health care, while Joseph R. Biden Jr. led Mr. Trump by a 15-point margin when voters were asked whom they trusted to do a better job on health care.

The Trump administration is also asking the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act, a course of action that offers Democrats a political piñata to swing at in the weeks leading up to Election Day. And that is in addition to the matter of how Mr. Trump has handled the pandemic, a front-and-center issue that is shaping up to be a major liability for Republicans.
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