Navigation Links
New Poll Shows Two-Thirds of Americans Don't Think Government Health Care Will Cut Costs
Date:8/10/2009

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite President Obama's efforts to position government-funded health care as a "cost-cutter" for all taxpayers, two-thirds of Americans think there are more effective ways to reduce health care costs, according to a national survey question released today by message research firm M4 Strategies.

The majority of respondents believe national tort reform laws to reduce the number of frivolous lawsuits against doctors and hospitals will be the most effective way to lower health care costs.

In a poll of 1,001 U.S. residents conducted from July 24-27, when asked which would likely have a greater impact in reducing Americans' health care costs, 45 percent opined national tort reform would be most effective and 16 percent stated they did not know. Only 40 percent were willing to say free health insurance for the poor would have the most impact. The survey has a 3.1% margin of error.

When thinking about health care costs in the future, which do you think will have a greater impact in reducing health care costs for Americans?

                                             Frequency  Percent
                                             ---------  -------
    National lawsuit reform that reduces
     frivolous lawsuits against doctors
     and hospitals.                              446      44.6
    ------------------------------------         ---      ----
    A government program that provides
     health insurance to those who cannot
     afford it.                                  397      39.7
    -------------------------------------        ---      ----
    Not sure/Don't know                          158      15.8
    -------------------------------------        ---      ----


"It's clear that Americans aren't buying Obama's claim that his health care plan will reduce long term health care costs," said Chris St. Hilaire, President of M4 Strategies. "More people also believe that tort reform, which Obama opposes, is a better way to cut costs than what he's proposing."


'/>"/>
SOURCE M4 Strategies
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Americans remain divided on government involvement in health insurance, IU survey shows
2. Cell Conversion Shows Promise for Diabetes Treatment
3. Red Cross Poll Shows Parents Still Lack H1N1 Information From Schools
4. Cooling treatment after cardiac arrest is cost-effective, Penn study shows
5. New Study Shows That Pharmacogenomics Could Benefit Patients, Spur Investment in Innovation
6. Post-Recession Incomes Will Be Hit Hard by Health Care Spending for Middle Class Working Families, PENN Analysis Shows
7. Thousands of Nebraskans Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows
8. Thousands of New Mexicans Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows
9. Millions of Pennsylvanians Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows
10. Millions of Virginians Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows
11. Thousands of Montanans Could Lose Private Insurance, Study Shows
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily customize ... Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures into ... Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) , ... June 25, ... ... to helping both athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented ... for the Oklahoma City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... surgery procedures that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state ... procedures, but also many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son ... lash out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t ... would use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an ... Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile ... orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , June 24, 2016 ... in healthcare decisions and regulators/payers have placed more ... this new environment, patient support programs in the ... support for patients, medications. Consequently, pharmaceutical companies are ... to ensure they are providing products and services ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network,s Dean Center for ... of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, ... Center for Innovation, today announced the five finalists ... Hackathon for Lyme disease.  More than 100 scientists, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy ... that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share ... formulary and coverage decisions, a move that addresses the ... The recommendations address restrictions in the sharing ... drug label, a prohibition that hinders decision makers from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: