An important issue for health professionals looking toward the future
is the nature of the health agenda of the new Congress and of the current
administration in Washington. One important way to gain insight into the congressional
agenda is to understand what were the priorities and views of voters in the
most recent election.
This is the fourth in a series of reports published in JAMA about
voters' views on health care issues.1- 3
Using the results of 3 postelection surveys of self-described voters in the
1998 congressional elections combined with 24 national opinion surveys and
secondary analysis of an election-day exit poll of voters, this article examines
voters' priorities and views.
Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Brodie M, Altman DE, James M, Hugick L. Voters and Health Care in the 1998 Election. JAMA. 1999;282(2):189-194. doi:10.1001/jama.282.2.189