More than half of U.S. adults unhappy with health care system: poll
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Public satisfaction with the U.S. health care system is remarkably low, with more than half of Americans unsatisfied with it, a recent poll has showed.
Conducted from July 28 to Aug. 1 by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, the poll surveyed American adults on their views about the system.
In the survey, 56 percent adults said health care in general is handled not well in the country. Black and Hispanic adults are especially concerned, with around 60 percent of them showing worries about health care access.
The public gives even lower marks for how prescription drug costs, the quality of care at nursing homes and mental health care are being handled.
Up to 74 percent, 62 percent and 70 percent people expressed unsatisfaction about those services respectively, with just 6 percent or less saying those health services are done very well in the country.