Healthcare is top draw for voters, Texas Medical Center poll finds

A national survey conducted by Houston-based Texas Medical Center found healthcare is drawing voters to the polls for the midterm elections, local news platform KPRC 2 reports.

The Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute conducted the poll among 5,000 people across the U.S. between June and July 2018. Texas Medical Center is a Houston-based medical district that includes 21 hospitals and four medical schools.

Voters across parties said they plan to support candidates who they believe will fix healthcare. In fact, almost two-thirds of respondents said they will only vote for candidates who say healthcare is a priority. Within healthcare, voters named reducing costs as a top priority, followed by increasing the affordability of insurance and universal coverage. Voters ranked simplifying paperwork and having easier-to-understand bills the lowest priority healthcare issues.

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