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Friday
Nov192010

Americans Optimistic about Nation's Health Care

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Public opinion on health care quality and coverage in the US is more positive now than it has been for the past decade.

This is according to the latest Gallup Health and Healthcare poll. The poll found that 62-percent of Americans rate the quality of the nation’s health care as excellent or good. This percentage is five points higher than last year’s figure.

The opinion on health care coverage wasn’t quite as positive, with the poll’s results showing that only 39-percent of Americans rated coverage as excellent or good. This figure stands at just one percentage point higher than last year’s figure.

These figures are the highest ever recorded since Gallup began conducting the poll in 2001.

The poll also found that only 23-percent of Americans are satisfied with the cost of health care in the nation.


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