US Healthcare is now a crisis

  • The high cost of healthcare in the United States is a significant source of apprehension and fear for millions of Americans, according to a new national survey by West Health and Gallup.
  • Relative to the quality of the care they receive, Americans overwhelmingly agree they pay too much, and receive too little, and few have confidence that elected officials can solve the problem.
  • When given the choice between a freeze in healthcare costs for the next five years or a 10% increase in household income, 61% of Americans report that their preference is a freeze in costs.
  • Cancer drugs in the U.S. routinely cost $10,000 a month.
  • More than half of Americans in one poll said that bringing down drug prices should be a top priority of the federal government.
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