POLL: Voters Name Affordable Prescription Drugs Top Healthcare Priority

Oct 28, 2016

New Poll: Bipartisan Consensus Among Voters Ranks 
Affordable Prescription Drugs The Top Healthcare Issue 

A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll out today shows Republican and Democrat voters agree on the most important healthcare priority for a new president and Congress: making prescription drugs affordable for those that need them. Ranking a close second and also with bipartisan agreement is the need for government to take action to lower drug prices.

Based on the poll’s findings John Rother, executive director of the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP), issued the following statement:

“A rare consensus for Republicans and Democrats this election is the need for action to lower prescription drug prices,” Rother said. “Right now, the most pressing healthcare issue for voters is making prescription drugs affordable for those who need them. Voters are expecting action from the next president and their newly-elected Congress to fix this problem.”

CSRxP has endorsed two bipartisan bills in Congress: The FAIR Drug Pricing Act which would provide more information to patients and taxpayers about rising prescription drug prices, and the CREATES Act which would close a loophole some brand-named drugs use to keep generic competitors off the market.