Issue Brief

Opinion Poll: Tennessee Voters Want Action on the High Price of Prescription Drugs

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September 25, 2018
Tennessee Voters Rally for Congressional Action Against Soaring Prescription Drug Prices, Poll Shows

There is significant concern among Tennessee voters regarding the cost of prescription drugs, as part of a broader concern about healthcare costs. According to the poll, 59% of respondents identify healthcare costs as the most crucial issue facing the country, even more critical than jobs, the economy, and immigration. Notably, 85% of Tennessee voters are concerned about the high costs of prescription drugs, with a majority finding these costs unreasonable.

The poll underscores a strong bipartisan demand for political action to address prescription drug prices. Approximately 70% of voters across political affiliations believe that lowering drug prices should be a top priority for congressional candidates. Furthermore, a significant majority supports measures allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices directly with pharmaceutical companies, reflecting widespread voter support for legislative changes to reduce drug costs.

Additionally, the high cost of prescription drugs has tangible effects on voters’ behaviors and health management, with more than a third of respondents admitting to not filling prescriptions or taking less than the prescribed dosage due to cost concerns. This statistic highlights the urgency of addressing drug prices not only as a financial issue but also as a public health concern. The document indicates that voter sentiments on drug prices are likely to influence their choices at the polls, suggesting that candidates who prioritize healthcare affordability could gain substantial electoral support.

Opinion Poll: Tennessee Voters Want Action on the High Price of Prescription Drugs