One major assumption in the wake of last week’s elections – widely seen as a protest against President Obama and his policies – was that many Americans oppose the president’s new healthcare law. However, the non-profit Kaiser Foundation released the results of its new poll on November 9, gives a new perspective on the feelings of the voters.“When voters were asked in our open-ended question to voice, in their own words, what influenced their vote, they said healthcare was a factor, but not a dominant one,” the foundation’s statement read.According to the poll, healthcare was only number four in the list of concerns for those who voted in the last week’s Congressional elections, and was a primary concern for only 17% of the voter. On the other hand, 56% did say that they viewed the healthcare law unfavorably, while only one-third viewed it favorably. The economy and jobs emerged as the most pressing concern for the nation’s voters.
Janice Marks – A retired nurse and home health care professional, Janice has written prolifically about the American health care system. As a writer for Left Justified focused on the current changes in the health care community, she weaves her professional background and expertise into her evaluation of the current health care issues facing the American government and people. Contact Janice at janicemarks(at)leftjustified.com.View all posts by Janice Marks →