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Consumer Ranking of Health Reform Elements

Percent who say it is EXTREMELY or VERY important to them personally that each of the following be a feature of any final reform plan:

  • Making sure affordable health insurance plans are available: 79%
  • Requiring insurers to cover those with pre-existing conditions: 71%
  • Not adding to the country’s budget deficit: 69%
  • Filling the Medicare donut hole: 68%
  • Providing enough government financial help so as many uninsured people as possible can get health insurance: 65%
  • Requiring that every American have health insurance: 56%
  • Limiting awards in medical malpractice lawsuits: 48%
  • Creating a government-administered public health insurance option to compete with private plans: 47%

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll (conducted November 5-12, 2009). www.kff.org

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December 14, 2009 - Posted by | Federal Government, healthcare | , , , , ,

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