An overwhelming majority (78%) of respondents are comfortable with what they are currently paying for prescription drugs. But specialty drugs like Sovaldi elicit a different response, with 57 percent of respondents saying they are “very concerned” that they would not be able to afford high-priced specialty drugs should they or their family need them in the future. High-priced specialty drugs are also seen as one of the driving forces behind increased health insurance premiums.
This poll was conducted from July 9-11, 2014, among a national sample of 2010 likely 2014 voters. The interviews were conducted online and the data were weighted to approximate a target sample of likely voters based on age, race/ethnicity, gender, educational attainment, region, annual household income, home ownership status and marital status. Results from the full survey have a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.