At the Top of the List

The American people have a message for President-elect Donald Trump. According to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll , Americans want Mr. Trump to make healthcare his top priority during his first 100 days in office.

From TheHill.com:

Americans say healthcare is the issue President-elect Donald Trump should tackle first upon entering office, according to a poll released Thursday.

Twenty-one percent in the Reuters/Ipsos survey hope Trump makes the issue his top priority after his inauguration, followed by 16 percent who hope jobs would headline Trump’s agenda and 14 percent who want a focus on immigration.

Eleven percent, meanwhile, picked race relations as the primary challenge Trump should address during his first 100 days in office.

Fox News added, “The poll shows what priorities Americans would set on the new president, but it does not measure exactly what people want him to do. A separate Kaiser Health Tracking Poll found in late October that most Americans want cheaper prescription drugs and access to larger networks of doctors and hospitals. Only a minority, 37 percent, want to repeal Obamacare altogether and start over, as Trump has promised to do.”

AOL News quoted Daphne Saunders, 50, of LaFollette, Tennessee, who took the Reuters/Ipsos poll, as she explains why she picked healthcare as the top issue.

“We can’t afford it — that’s the problem.”

She said the cheapest Obamacare plan would cost her $450 per month with a $50 co-pay every time she saw a doctor.

“Those premiums should be more manageable,” Saunders said. “I would expect to pay no more than $100” per month.

Below is an infographic that breaks down the survey by party affiliation, race, and age group.

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We’d love to hear what you think about the results of the poll and whether you believe healthcare should be the top priority for Arizonans. Generating thoughtful conversations around the health issues making headlines will help us move the health needle in our state. And the more that needle moves, the closer we get to our long-term goal of making Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation!

 

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