Health Care Is #1 Election Issue
Health care is the top issue of interest to voters, according to a recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Heading into the midterm elections, 71% of people named health care as a "very important" issue, ahead of the economy and jobs at 64%.
And when asked to pick just one issue, 30%—almost a third of respondents—selected health care. The next highest issue (the economy and jobs) was selected by 21% of respondents.
A Threat to Repeal, Again
One reason for the widespread worry over health care may be the continued threats by Republicans in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Just last week, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said that if Republicans maintain their majority in Congress following the midterm elections, they'll try again to do away with the Affordable Care Act.
This comes despite the fact that voters are particularly concerned about losing the Affordable Care Act's protections for people with preexisting conditions.
Vote Today; Your Actions Matter!
So what can you do?
VOTE in the midterm elections! And remind your friends, family, colleagues, and acquaintances in other states to get out and vote too!
Early voting is already under way in New Mexico—where we're all electing a new governor, and many of us are electing new congressional representation. Election day is November 6.
What else can you do?
Continue to support Health Security so that New Mexico succeeds, no matter what happens on the national level.
Donate to the Campaign to help Health Security gain even greater support.
Talk to people you know about Health Security (see our helpful talking points).
Contact us to present to your professional, action-oriented, or neighborhood group.
We have the opportunity to take control of our health care destiny. So be sure you and everyone you know votes!