When asked who should be in charge of designing a new system, a majority of Iowans surveyed said they would pick health care professionals and non- profit organizations before choosing business professionals, federal government, or academic institutions. A resounding 65 percent of respondents said they would support a non-partisan, non-profit civic organization composed of regular citizens.
"The people of Iowa have spoken-they want accountability, choice, and are open to a range of options on how to pay for health care," said former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson, a Republican, and a CodeBlueNow! Honorary Board member.
"It is very exciting to see the lack of polarization in these survey findings," says Kathleen O'Connor, Founder and CEO of CodeBlueNow! "We must move past the failed health care debate of socialized medicine versus the marketplace. It's clear Iowans have. It is also clear from their own voices how deeply they want fairness for the vulnerable-children and seniors."
According to O'Connor, the CodeBlueNow! Pulse sets the survey data from Iowa voters as a baseline that can be tested across the country. "The American people are smart enough to work together to solve this problem," she added. "We the people need to tell the candidates what is important in creating a health care system that works for us, not against us."
CodeBlueNow! Pulse findings will be used to develop a template that compares Iowan views with those of the presidential candidates' health care proposals, and ultimately provides a national public platform to advance discussion on national health care reform.
Among the survey highlights:
* 80 percent of respondents said they were satisfied with their access to
health care services, and 84 p
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