Most U.S. Residents Favor Strong Health Care Cost Controls, Poll Finds
A majority of U.S. residents say they would support strong regulations to curb health care costs, according to a HealthDay/Harris Poll survey released Thursday. The survey found that 65% of respondents place "a lot" of the blame for high health care costs on drugmakers, while 62% place "a lot" of the blame on insurers and 53% direct "a lot" of the blame on the U.S. health care system as a whole. Meanwhile, 36% put "a lot" of the blame on the Affordable Care Act.
- "Poll: Americans Want Bold Action To Keep Health Care Costs Down" (Thompson, HealthDay/U.S. News and World Report, 11/5).