Health care issues in presidential campaigns

Vicente Navarro, David Blumenthal, Robert Berenson

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To the Editor: As senior health adviser to Jesse Jackson's 1988 campaign and as a participant in many of the developments that Blumenthal and Berenson refer to in their article “Health Care Issues in Presidential Campaigns” (Sept. 28 issue),1 I disagree with their pessimistic observation that health care issues do not figure prominently in U.S. presidential campaigns and with their explanation for it — the failure of American voters to attach importance to health care issues. The facts show otherwise. According to ABC News exit polls,2 voters’ concern about health care ranked above their concern about prison furloughs (i.e., Willie.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)637-638
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - Mar 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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