Sick Americans Very Concerned About The Cost And Quality Of Health Care

As the price of health care has grown faster than inflation, three-fourths of Americans who have been sick in the last year say medical costs is a very serious problem, compared to only 61 percent of Americans who haven’t been sick. And half of sick people think quality of care is a very serious problem, according to a new joint poll. The survey compares what sick and health Americans think about the health care system. Based on the results, “the recently ill are more likely to say the cost and quality of care have worsened over the past five years, compared to people who weren’t sick,” NPR reports. Here’s the breakdown (click to expand):