Americans took a month off from anxiety over healthcare — now they're back

Though only 7 percent of Americans viewed healthcare as the biggest problem facing the nation in June, that number climbed to 16 percent in July, according a new Gallup poll.

 

The increase follows a high of 18 percent recorded in May, when the House passed the American Health Care Act, a bill to repeal the ACA.

In the July numbers, 22 percent of Democrats viewed healthcare as the country's biggest problem while only 8 percent of Republicans did. Senate Republicans publicly stalled their efforts to repeal and replace the ACA by postponing their votes until after the July 4 recess, though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., unveiled the latest version of the bill Thursday.

The poll was conducted using telephone interviews between July 5 and 9 and is based on 1021 responses.

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