Two-Thirds of Americans Say Health Care Doesn’t Work Well

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In this post from health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, health care is the top issue facing the U.S. today, one in three Americans said, with another one-fourth pointing to the economy. Together, health care and the economy rank the top issues for 62 percent of Americans. Sarasohn-Kahn said, “Health care and the economy are, in fact, intimately tied in every American’s personal household economy I assert in my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen. This poll from RealClear Politics, conducted in late April/early May 2019, makes my point that the patient is the consumer and, facing deductibles and more financial exposure to footing the medical bill, the payor.” Click here to read more about her take on why many Americans believe the health care system isn’t working well.