Americans have identified the No. 1 culprit for rising health costs: drug companies.
A POLITICO-Harvard pollreleased Friday finds that Democrats and Republicans alike hold the pharmaceutical industry responsible for rising costs more than any other health care sector, though that sentiment is stronger among Democrats.
On another emerging hot-button issue, Americans favor creating a public option in the Affordable Care Act exchanges — and that’s not just Democrats. A slight majority (54 percent) favors adding a government-sponsored health insurance option — and among Democrats, fully three-quarters back the idea, as do 52 percent of Independents. Among Republicans, 60 percent oppose the public option but more than one in four support it (26 percent).