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Medicaid Buy-in: Crossing Healthcare’s Political Divide

Published On January 29, 2019

By: Tom Kise

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.

Key Takeaways:

  • 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.