Americans seem to be overwhelmingly dissatisfied with the U.S. health care system. Some 82 percent of Americans think it should be fundamentally changed or completely rebuilt, according to a new survey released today by The Commonwealth Fund.
Some other key points the survey found:
- Nine out of 10 Americans think the two leading presidential candidates should propose health care reform plans that improve quality and affordability and decrease the number of uninsured people.
- Nearly half — 47 percent — of Americans say they experienced poorly coordinated medical care in the past two years, such as poor communication regarding lab test results, a lack of information shared between doctors or nurses as well as between primary care doctors and specialists.
So what has the best shot at improving these (not surprising) problems? A universal health plan? The medical home concept? Consumer-directed health plans with greater transparency?