Not *just* that, but it is a big issue for both Democrats and Republicans. The Kaiser Family Foundation has a monthly tracking poll asking for information on a number of important questions, but there are two that jumped out at me:
Of these priorities, 54% of the polled think that the current Administration can get infrastructure improvements done, 48% think that they can get comprehensive immigration reform done, 47% think they can repeal the ACA and 39% think they can lower prescription drug prices. Asked which of these should be a priority and 52% say that they want lowering of prescription drug prices at the top of the list. Infrastructure is 2nd at 48%, ending the opioid epidemic is 3rd at 42% and immigration reform is 4th at 38%.
77% think that Congress and the Administration are not doing enough to bring down prescription drug prices.
72% rank Pharmaceutical companies as having too much influence in DC — 2nd on the list behind Large Businesses and above the NRA which is at the 5th post.
Medicare-for-All doesn’t rank too highly on the list that these respondents wanted the Administration to do, but it is really important to note that the fraction of support for Medicare-for-all is actually increasing for both parties. And if you make it an option — so that you could keep the insurance you have, you have clear majorities IN BOTH PARTIES that support it. 75% would support Medicare-for-All as an option for all.
We don’t have a Congress that is at all interested in real fixes to the ACA, Medicare-for-all as an option or Medicare-for-all, no insurance. But this sure looks like there is potential support for a Congress that will pay attention to this.