Public Opinion Polling

We actively engage with the voices and experiences of Americans through national surveys on healthcare costs and aging. This not only helps us identify solutions that enjoy widespread public support but empowers our efforts to drive meaningful change for a better future.
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Public Sentiment is Everything

West Health has partnered with Gallup, a preeminent polling organization, since 2018 to give voice to the opinions and experiences of the American people
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including the real-life consequences families face such as skipping treatments due to cost, staying in jobs out of fear of losing health insurance or knowing a family member or friend who has died after being unable to afford treatment.

The West Health-Gallup partnership also tracks public sentiment on the desire for policy action to rein in the high costs of healthcare services and prescription drugs. The research consistently demonstrates the need for government action to lower costs for all Americans.

66%
Of Americans say their household pays too much relative to the quality of care that it receives.
50%
Of the country, about 129 million people, lack confidence they will be able to afford healthcare as they age.
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Americans under 65 worry Medicare will not exist when they turn 65, and 3 in 4 adults 62 or younger say the same about Social Security.