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Survey of Iowa Voters Reveals Surprising Results and Attitudes Toward America's Health Care Crisis
Date:10/9/2007

ercent were satisfied with the quality of

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

government.

"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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