WASHINGTON--Addressing the rising cost of healthcare should be one of the top items on the domestic agenda for the new Congress, according to a national poll from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA). The poll results were released at a forum today co-sponsored by BCBSA and Forbes magazine on the future of healthcare at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

In the poll, 40 percent of the consumers identified the combination of healthcare and prescription drug costs as two domestic issues that should be priorities for the incoming Congress. For the consumers surveyed, healthcare ranked slightly behind the number-one domestic priorities of the economy and jobs (41 percent) and ahead of Social Security and Medicare (29 percent).

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