A recent poll conducted by Centiment for the Keckley Report highlights the dwindling confidence of Americans in the healthcare system. The survey, which involved 817 adults, reflects the sentiments of a nation uncertain about who can restore and revitalize a fundamentally flawed system in need of significant change.
An alarming 69% of the respondents agreed that the healthcare system is fundamentally flawed and requires major overhauling. Rising healthcare costs seem to be the primary concern, with a staggering 74% of participants advocating for price controls on hospital services, prescription drugs, and insurance premiums by the federal government. Paradoxically, 76% of respondents feel that politicians are shying away from tackling healthcare issues due to their complex nature and associated political risks.
The respondents’ lack of trust in the healthcare system’s ability to self-regulate is evident, with 60% believing that the pursuit of profits takes precedence over patient care. Merely 49% of individuals conceded that the majority of physicians prioritize caring for their patients over financial gain.
When examining the level of confidence in various stakeholders – insurance companies, hospitals, physicians, the federal government, and national retail health companies – to develop an effective solution for the U.S. healthcare system, respondents exhibited the most faith in physicians. Still, only 32.5% would place a great deal of trust in them.
Here is an overview of the trust and confidence respondents had in each stakeholder, according to the Keckley poll:
– Insurance companies: only 18.4% expressed a great deal of trust, while 38.4% had little to no trust.
– Hospitals: 27.4% had a great deal of trust, whereas 20.7% had little to no trust.
– Physicians: 32.5% garnered a great deal of trust, but 13.6% had little to no trust.
– Federal government: a mere 14.2% demonstrated high levels of trust, while a significant 43.5% expressed little to no trust.
– National retail health companies: 21.3% had a great deal of trust, but 27.8% had little to no trust.
The poll showcases the pressing need for a coordinated effort to resolve the challenges plaguing the healthcare system. While Americans desire change and are open to government intervention, they remain skeptical about the system’s ability to adapt. A collaborative approach involving various stakeholders is necessary to reestablish trust and develop sustainable solutions that meet the needs of patients and providers alike.
1. What were the main concerns expressed by the respondents in the survey?
The respondents in the survey expressed concerns about the rising cost of healthcare and the need for major changes in the system.
2. Which stakeholder received the highest level of trust from the respondents?
Among the stakeholders assessed in the survey, physicians received the highest level of trust, although only 32.5% of respondents expressed a great deal of trust in them.
3. What percentage of respondents believe that the healthcare system puts profits above patient care?
According to the survey, 60% of respondents believe that the healthcare system prioritizes profits over patient care.
4. How many respondents think that politicians avoid dealing with healthcare issues?
A significant majority of respondents, 76%, believe that politicians shy away from dealing with healthcare issues due to their complex nature and associated political risks.
5. What percentage of respondents believe the healthcare system is fundamentally flawed?
Among the respondents, 69% agreed that the healthcare system is fundamentally flawed and in need of major change.