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Healthcare reform is important to US voters, study shows

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39462.447778.DB (Published 17 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:113
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington, DC

    A large majority of Americans say that a presidential candidate’s views on healthcare reform will be a very important or somewhat important factor in how they cast their vote, according to a survey by the Commonwealth Fund that was released on 15 January. It was accompanied by an analysis of the positions of presidential candidates on health reform.

    Health expenditures surged to 16% of the US gross domestic product in 2006 and are projected to reach an unsustainable 20% within a decade said the fund’s president, Karen Davis. But the United States …

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