Republicans May End Up Bearing Lion’s Share Of Blame For Premium Spikes, Recent Poll Suggest
GOP lawmakers continue to point fingers at Democrats for passing the health law in the first place, but polls suggest that voters are thinking more short-term as they brace for the pain of higher premiums.
The Wall Street Journal:
Democrats, Long Blamed For Heath-Care Costs, Seek To Shift Ownership To GOP
In recent elections, Democrats have faced attacks related to health-care costs, with the party being blamed for premium increases on Affordable Care Act exchanges during the Obama years. Now, as many health insurers are seeking to impose double-digit rate increases on those marketplaces, a number of recent surveys suggest Republicans may take the lion’s share of the blame, with Democrats viewed more favorably on the issue ahead of November’s midterm elections. (Armour, 5/28)