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Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:16 AM

Exclusive: Poll finds women, including Republicans, like Biden's child care initiative

Source: USA Today


Maureen Groppe
USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – A new poll highlights the many challenges women have faced during the pandemic, with about half of those surveyed saying they’ve suffered from depression, anxiety or other mental health issues since the crisis began.

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But the Lake Research Partners survey, provided first to USA TODAY, also suggests the overarching goal of gender equity – which President Joe Biden has emphasized – is not as significant to women as are specific types of help, such as improving health care access. That’s particularly true for independents and Republican women.

What women want: Health care and child care

Fewer than half of all women surveyed said that enforcing gender equity by including provisions in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus assistance package to support women would have "a big impact, or "some impact," on themselves and their family. Only 39% of independents and 25% of GOP women said it would.

But around 6 in 10 respondents, including more than 4 in 10 Republican women, said that expanding health care coverage and lowering health insurance premiums would have “a big impact” or “some impact.”


Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/04/22/exclusive-poll-shows-pandemic-has-taken-mental-health-toll-on-women/7307509002

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:38 AM

1. Affordable childcare . . ..

would help make the economy stronger overall. Sounds logical.

A couple of years ago, for two in pre-school children the cost was $2,000.00 per month. Infant to toddler daycare was from $300 - $500.00 per week per child. Both parents plus grandparents and other family members would have to help with these cost inorder for the parents to work.

I get sick and tired of republicans always saying people who get "governmental hand outs" are lazy. Bullshit.

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Response to Lovie777 (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:41 AM

3. They did a 20 year study in Quebec. Subsidized childcare pays for itself in

improved social skills and increased tax revenue. Fertility goes up too.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 11:44 PM

2. plus one

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