That American health care
is in crisis and people are demanding change are clear assumptions
of reporters. But are they true?
Not according to pollster
Everett Ladd, president of the Roper Center for Public Opinion
Research. In an article for IntellectualCapital. com, he notes that
various polls show only three to seven percent of Americans rank
health care as the country’s biggest problem, compared to 20 to 30
percent between 1993 and 1995.
"What is more telling," he
writes, "is that huge majorities say they are satisfied with the
heath care they receive -- including their ability to get a doctor’s
appointment and the most sophisticated medical treatment."
He also notes: "Nearly
three in every four say they are satisfied with their health care