Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Poll: More Voters Trust Clinton on Health Care

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Poll: More Voters Trust Clinton on Health Care

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Poll: More voters trust Clinton on health care

From Medicare to medical costs, more voters trust Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to do a better job on health care issues, according to a poll out Thursday. But they're not holding out hope for big improvements.

The survey from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation also found that the future of Medicare and overall access and affordability are the top health care issues for voters.

Neither of those is getting much attention in a campaign that has been dominated by questions of character and temperament.

On the basic pocketbook question, the poll found that 36 percent of voters feared their own access to affordable care would get worse if Republican Donald Trump is elected, versus 24 percent who worried their own situations would worsen under Clinton.

Just over half said a Clinton presidency would not make much difference to their own personal access, while 37 percent felt the same way about Trump.

Clinton fundraising brings in $143 million * Hillary Clinton's nonstop schedule of high-dollar fundraisers in August paid off, helping raise $143 million for her campaign and the Democratic Party her biggest monthly haul yet.

Campaign officials announced Thursday that donors contributed about $62 million to her campaign committee and another $81 million to the Democratic National Committee and state parties in August. That's a huge growth from the $90 million that Clinton and the party jointly raised in July. However, her campaign fundraising stayed flat in both months, she raised about $62 million indicating that the increase was driven by large contributions to the party.

Trump promotes 'Americanism' in talk to veterans * Donald Trump tried to appeal to a crowd full of military veterans on Thursday with a speech that contrasted sharply with the one Hillary Clinton delivered in the same setting a day earlier.

At the American Legion convention in Cincinnati, the Republican presidential candidate talked of promoting "Americanism, not globalism." He emphasized his commitment to ridding the Veterans Affairs department of its problems. …

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