Older Americans come out to vote — and they trust Democrats more than Republicans on health care, writes Drew Altman of the Kaiser Family Foundation at Axios. Advantage Democrats, right?
Maybe, but that edge may not matter much in this election. “Medicare, the health issue seniors care about most, has not been in play in these midterms, except for scattered Republican criticisms that Democrats' ‘Medicare for All’ plans will harm the Medicare program and seniors,” Altman writes. “Historically, seniors have balked at Republican proposals to restructure Medicare. For example, 77% oppose plans to convert Medicare to a premium support plan, and Republican candidates have mostly avoided this Medicare third rail in this election cycle.”