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Public sentiment on healthcare deteriorating during COVID-19 pandemic



Public sentiment on healthcare deteriorating during COVID-19 pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to make life difficult across the country, a new national survey of 1,000 registered voters conducted by Scott Rasmussen found that public sentiment surrounding the nation’s healthcare system is deteriorating.

Whether it’s concerns about the cost of care or insurance coverage, the results suggest many Americans are anxious about the state of healthcare.

Overall, 60% of respondents rated the U.S. healthcare system as “poor” or “fair,” compared to the 11% that rated it as “excellent.”

When asked about the fix, 69% say the key to improving the U.S. healthcare system is giving more control to patients and doctors. In fact, when it came to healthcare reform, more than 50% of respondents said it was a “very important” issue in the upcoming presidential election.


COVID-19 hasn’t improved voters’ thoughts about the U.S. healthcare system. One-third of respondents said their opinion of the U.S. healthcare system changed for the worse in the face of COVID-19. Only 14% said their opinion changed for the better. Similarly, one-third of respondents said they’re afraid of contracting the virus because of healthcare costs.Keeping one’s current healthcare plan is a priority: Some 64% rate their own personal health insurance coverage as “excellent” […]

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