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The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. – Vladimir Lenin

Gallup: 80% satisfied with American health care & 61% with insurance

Posted by iusbvision on September 26, 2009

Gallup:

Americans are broadly satisfied with the quality of their own medical care and healthcare costs, but of the two, satisfaction with costs lags. Overall, 80% are satisfied with the quality of medical care available to them, including 39% who are very satisfied. Sixty-one percent are satisfied with the cost of their medical care, including 20% who are very satisfied.

How Satisfied Are You With Your Medical Care Quality/Costs?

 

The 15% who are uninsured are far less satisfied with the quality of their medical care (50% are satisfied), and only 27% are satisfied with their healthcare costs. (Sixty-nine percent are dissatisfied with their costs.)

So let that last statement sink in. Even the majority of uninsured are satisfied with the level of care they receive.  They are far more worried about the costs and that is understandable because their out-of-pocket expense is much higher than someone with insurance which brings us to another problem. If people have the attitude of “heck with it the insurance or the government will pay for it” that is exactly a primary reason why medical inflation is too high.

People without insurance are more likely to shop for the best deal, if we had medical savings accounts the opening expenses of those with health insurance would be controlled directly by the customer and they would want a good deal too which would help drive down medical costs, fraud, waste and abuse.

One Response to “Gallup: 80% satisfied with American health care & 61% with insurance”

  1. I couldn’t agree more. Health Savings Accounts put the consumer in charge and will help bring down medical costs, fraud, waste and abuse.

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