Washington, D.C. — United States of Care today celebrated the midterm election results showing that health care priorities resonate with voters across all demographics and political affiliations.
More than a decade after the Affordable Care Act allowed states to expand Medicaid, voters in South Dakota resoundingly voted in favor of the state’s ballot initiative on expansion. The broader access provided by Medicaid expansion will bring more dependable and more affordable health care to around 400,000 South Dakotans.
In five other states, Vermont, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, and California, voters declared that the right to reproductive care cuts across partisan boundaries. Those states each voted on ballot measures concerning access to abortion.
USofCare CEO and co-founder Natalie Davis said, “Our country’s democratic elections are a concrete look into voters’ needs and priorities. Last night showed that when people have the chance to weigh in on key health care questions, they support accessible and affordable care. ”
“In a show of the value of listening to people from all walks of life, voters across the country declared that affordable and dependable care are their priorities, and access to reproductive care is essential. As an organization whose work fully centers on learning people’s true needs, USofCare encourages elected officials to do what voters did last night — make health care better, more affordable, and more accessible, no matter their party affiliation,” added Davis.
At both the state and federal levels, policymakers of every party must prioritize their constituents’ health care and coverage needs. USofCare will continue our mission to advocate and educate to make that happen.
About United States of Care
United States of Care is a nonpartisan organization committed to ensuring that everyone has access to quality, affordable health care.