ON-Lion Letter
A June poll of voters in battleground states finds a rare opportunity for bipartisan agreement on health care, with Americans strongly favoring action on public policies that support medical discovery into new treatments and cures.  The poll was jointly commissioned by the Galen Institute and Center Forward.

For the poll, Purple Insights interviewed 800 registered voters and found that nearly all those surveyed believe it is important for the United States to continue to develop new treatments and cures for diseases and believe these new discoveries are an opportunity to help maintain the country's competitive edge.

A strong 78% say that fostering policies that support medical innovation should be a top priority for members of Congress and candidates for Congress, according to the poll.  Nearly two-thirds of voters (65%) want the next president to prioritize medical discovery during his or her first 100 days in office.

The poll also found overwhelming support for ongoing access to new treatments and cures through Medicare and private health plans, for modernizing the Food and Drug Administration, and facilitating new public-private partnerships.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports the Galen Institute.
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