Why Arizona's suburbs are telling for healthcare in 2020

In Arizona, residents are concerned about healthcare as the 2020 election approaches, an issue that may sway many independent and suburban voters to vote for candidates based on healthcare over party affiliation, according to The Wall Street Journal.

In the 2018 midterms, Arizona residents and residents of other swing states who previously voted for Republican candidates switched to Democrats. Healthcare was a major reason for this change. One right-leaning small business owner interviewed by the Journal, April Gould, told the newspaper: "Healthcare in this country is a mess. We should get rid of the insurance game and make it one cost for everyone."

In Arizona, the victory of Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema over Republican Sen. Martha McSally — who later was appointed to the seat vacated after the death of Republican John McCain — marked the first time the state elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1988. Healthcare was a large part of Ms. Sinema's platform. It was also among the three issues voters deemed most important in the race, according to a poll from the Arizona Republic and Suffolk University in Boston cited by the Journal.

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