Our Take: Voter Engagement, the 2020 Election and Healthcare

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Voter turnout for 2020 election and healthcare | Corporate Synergies

“Our Take” is Corporate Synergies’ commentary on benefits/insurance news topics. This article discusses the connection between the 2020 election and healthcare.

A Continuing Series

A Continuing Series

Early voting in the 2020 election has shattered records, setting a historic pace for voter turnout by the time polls close on November 3.1 While many factors contributed to unprecedented engagement in a year that has regularly upended precedence healthcare motivates voters to cast their ballots.

In a Pew Research Center poll from October, healthcare was the second most important issue for registered voters in the 2020 presidential election, after only the economy. This comes as no surprise and shows the continued prominence of healthcare in both our everyday lives, especially during a global health crisis.

Federal regulators play a pivotal role in healthcare and labor policies, and trends in public sentiment indicate this role is likely to expand.

63% feel the government has a responsibility to provide healthcare coverage, though disagree on what that looks like.
This represents an increase of 4 points from 2019.2

Elections and government policies – at both the national and state levels – will continue to directly impact employers, insurers, brokers, healthcare professionals and the members that rely on insurance for essential medical care. With this in mind, we’re happy to see high voter engagement and a renewed focus on civic education.

At Corporate Synergies, we bring employers’ and members’ concerns straight to the source. We partner with The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB) to ensure employers’ perspectives are heard on Capitol Hill, and report back on what we hear from legislators in Washington.

Regardless of their popularity, policy changes can be disruptive and create uncertainty without the right insight and guidance. Whether it’s changes in prescription pricing, transparency regulations or tax law, your broker should have the deep understanding necessary to keep you informed and prepared.

We have the expertise to interpret and guide as healthcare is shaped by legislation and the outcomes of today’s and future elections. Whatever changes the next four years bring, we’re prepared to advise and advocate for our clients.

We hope resources like our Compliance Resource Center, Knowledge Center blog and accredited webinars, all found on corpsyn.com, help you make the best decision for your people and your business. But, we’re only a call away if you would rather talk them through.

We promise, whatever changes the next four years bring, that we will remain prepared to advise and advocate for our clients.

Democracy is not always easy, rarely certain and never simple—but to paraphrase Winston Churchill, “it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”

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1 NPR, “66 Million And Counting: Americans Are Breaking Early Voting Records”
2 Pew Research Center, “Increasing share of Americans favor a single government program to provide health care coverage”

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