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Poll: Voters may cross party lines for lower health care costs

October 20, 2022 Almost 40% of Americans are willing to split their ticket and vote for a candidate from the opposing party who made a top priority of lowering health costs, according to a Gallup/West Health poll published today, Axios’ Victoria Knight writes. Why it matters: Though candidates haven’t been talking much about medical costs in the run-up to the… Read more »

The High Cost of U.S. Healthcare Is on Voters’ Minds

By Sarah Fioroni October 20, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nearly nine in 10 Americans rate a candidate’s plan for reducing healthcare prices as very or somewhat important to their vote choice in the upcoming midterm elections. In fact, 39% say it is very or somewhat likely that they would cross party lines to vote for… Read more »

3 out of 4 Americans give healthcare affordability a D or F grade: Gallup survey

By Rylee Wilson October 6, 2022 About a third of Americans give the affordability of healthcare a failing grade, a new Gallup poll published Oct. 6 found. The survey, conducted by Gallup and healthcare advocacy group West Health, asked respondents how they would grade aspects of the U.S. healthcare system. Affordability received the lowest scores… Read more »

Gallup Poll: Half Of U.S. Worries They Can Afford Healthcare As They Age

By Bruce Japsen October 6, 2022 Half of the U.S. population lacks confidence they will be able to afford healthcare as they get older, according to a new Gallup poll. The survey of more than 5,500 U.S. adults, which was conducted from June 21-30, comes as health insurers, government policy makers and medical care providers, are… Read more »

Majorities Rate Cost, Equity of U.S. Healthcare Negatively

By Nicole Willcoxon October 6, 2022 A plurality of Americans give the U.S. healthcare system overall a poor or failing grade, and majorities rate its affordability and equity the same way, according to the West Health-Gallup 2022 Healthcare in America Report. Access to healthcare and quality of care are regarded as somewhat better, though neither earns… Read more »

Health Care Affordability? Graded D Or F, Say 3 In 4 Americans

October 6, 2022 The Gallup-West Health poll sought input from over 5,000 Americans. They were asked to grade affordability, equity, accessibility, and quality in the U.S. health system. Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports that U.S. health insurers are expected to boost prices 6% to 12% next year. Fierce Healthcare: Gallup Poll: 75% Of Americans Grade Healthcare Costs… Read more »

Americans give failing marks to U.S. health-care system

By. Rachel Roubein October 6, 2022 New this a.m.: Nearly half of adults give the country’s health care system a poor or failing grade, according to a new West Health-Gallup poll, which found that Americans across party lines see lobbying and partisan politics as major barriers to finding solutions to address the rising costs of medicine.  By the numbers: Sixty-six… Read more »

Most in US hold negative views of health care cost, equity: Gallup

By Julia Shapero October 6, 2022 More than half of Americans in a new Gallup poll said they have negative views of the cost and equity of health care in the United States. Three-quarters of respondents in the West Health-Gallup poll released on Thursday gave the U.S. health care system failing grades for affordability. Americans rated the… Read more »