There are specific polls addressing health care and health insurance done by the Kaiser Family Foundation every month. These polls offer results that are interesting, it gives an inside look at the way the American citizens are leaning in their opinion about the health industry.

This April poll was reported by Medical News Today, some of the results are: 59% say the health care reform is becoming more important now, 36% avoided regular office visits to doctors or dentists due to high costs, 26% had an individual within their home who struggled with health care bills this past year, 71% would be OK with having taxes raised on high income American to help pay for health care reform, 67% strongly or somewhat favor some type of national health insurance plan to provide competition with private plans.

This appears to indicate that the opinion of the citizens is shifting toward more intense movement on health care reform now. And many more Americans are suffering under the burden of cost increases in health care.

The political process is thrilled to see these results as it helps them in their goal for health care reform. With the majority seemingly on their side, according to the Kaiser poll, there’s a possibility for history making legislation regarding a far reaching health care reform.

However, these polls can change in the moments. The public is expressing themselves this way at this moment, but with the current economic crisis, opinions can vary depending on events. And the Democrats and Republicans have a ways to go in agreeing on how to resolve the health care dilemma.

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Posted Thursday, April 30th, 2009 at 12:28 am
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