care they received.
* While only 34 percent admitted being dissatisfied with the cost of
their health care services, 61 percent were dissatisfied with
nationwide health care costs.
* 71 percent agreed it is important that all Americans have health
insurance coverage, and 69 percent believe that "basic" benefits should
include coverage for any licensed health care professional, such as
naturopathic physicians, midwives, acupuncturists and chiropractors.
* 61 percent said that the public should have a larger role in designing
and managing a new health care system.
* 75 percent agreed that America needs the same kind of public reporting
and accountability in health care that exists for public companies,
such as water and power companies.
* 63 percent said there is enough money already going into the health
care system to provide quality care, but the money needs to be used
more effectively and efficiently. 38 percent said they would be
willing to pay more for health care if they knew how and where the
money was being spent, while 35 percent would pay more to ensure that
their neighbors got the care they needed.
* 69 percent said health care services should stress preventing disease
rather than relying on high technology cures.
* 58 percent said employers should continue to play a major role in
providing health insurance, and 62 percent said that health insurance
should be a shared responsibility of individuals, employers, and
"It's clear that Iowans -- probably like most Americans -- draw from
both sides of the aisle," said Richard Lamm, a former three-term governor
of Colorado and a Democrat who also serves on the Code Blue Now! Honorary
Board. "This is a direct challenge to the candidates -- to succe
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