*Produced by: Mollyann Brodie, PhD, Claudia Deane, MA, Rebecca Hanna, MPH, Anne Jankiewicz, and David Rousseau, MPH.
This month's Visualizing Health Policy provides a snapshot of how health care–related issues are shaping the 2012 presidential election, including the percentage of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents who named health care or the economy as the issue that is most important in determining their vote for President; which health care issues are considered most important by Americans; how health care has compared with the economy and other issues as the most important issue in the past 5 elections; and how US adults rank President Obama vs Governor Romney as the candidate most trusted on various health care–related issues. For a complete view, select the PDF available in the upper-right article toolbar.
Published Online: October 11, 2012. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.13696
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (http://www.kff.org) analysis. Original data and detailed source information are available at http://facts.kff.org/jama_102412.
Kaiser Family Foundation*. Health Care in the 2012 Election. JAMA. 2012;308(16):1620. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.13696