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U.S. Healthcare Professionals Speak Out on Universal Healthcare and the Presidential Candidates' Platforms
Date:6/19/2008

stem, independent of the current system. This would limit the number of frivolous lawsuits and make it less likely for a greedy doctor to agree to be an 'expert witness'," comments a general practitioner from Hanover, PA.

If 60% of the respondents admitted to not having read the plans of any candidate, more than 80% said they were generally aware of the candidates' positions on healthcare coverage. A higher percentage of respondents from the Democratic side seem to have read their candidates' programs (44%, as opposed to 38% from the Republicans). "This difference can be explained by the long campaign waged between the two Democratic candidates, and the important focus that was put on Clinton's vs. Obama's programs during the first two quarters of 2008," explains Henry Gazay, CEO of Medimix International.

As one MD from Newtown, PA., put it, "The entire system is too complicated, and there will never be a simple solution, or one that will make everyone happy." But everyone seems to agree on one thing, our healthcare system needs an important reform.

Medimix International will soon conduct a similar survey among healthcare professionals from Europe, Asia and Canada, to compare perceptions of the U.S. system from inside and outside the country.

About Medimix International

Medimix International is a dynamic provider of advanced marketing research solutions for the healthcare industry worldwide. Medimix's proprietary panel provides direct access to over 500,000 physicians and healthcare professionals from around the world, making it one of the largest panels in the industry. Medimix specializes in global research. Learn more at http://www.medimix.net.

For further information on this press release or to obtain a copy of the poll, please contact:

Kathryn McAdam - Communication department

Email: kmcadam@medimix.net


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