In late 2018, United States of Care commissioned public opinion research in New Mexico –and nationally–focused on the idea of Medicaid Buy-in. This memo aggregates and analyzes our learnings from this research and places them in context within the larger ongoing policy debate.
- Medicaid Buy-in is supported by the majority of voters regardless of party
- The cost of healthcare continues to be a driving concern for voters
- Voters value predictability and security when comes to healthcare; policies that address these values, like Medicaid Buy-in, will gain traction with voters.
- Because Medicaid Buy-in is a relatively new concept it is not currently a hyper-partisan issue.