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Health care a big issue for voters in midterm elections


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A candidate’s position on pre-existing conditions and protections for older Americans for health insurance coverage in the Affordable Care Act matters to voters in the midterm elections, according to several recent polls.

The survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation released Wednesday said 65 percent of voters believe a candidate’s position on pre-existing health conditions is the single most important factor or is “very important” in their decision in the November general elections.

Hart Research on Sunday in a poll for Protect Our Care said the lawsuit filed by Republican state attorneys general to invalidate key consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act “is likely to be a serious and significant self-inflicted wound for Republican candidates in this year’s election because it puts them in a position of defending what the large majority of voters believe to be indefensible.”

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