Eric Dienstfrey | February 25, 2009
Kaiser Health Tracking Poll
2/3-12/09; 1,204 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live Telephone Interviews
"In the face of the country's current economic challenges, the public's support for health reform remains strong and their trust in President Obama to do the right thing in health care reform is high.
Slightly more than half (53%) of Americans say their household cut back on health care due to cost concerns in the past 12 months. The most common actions reported are relying on home remedies and over-the-counter drugs rather than visiting a doctor (35%) or skipping dental care (34%). Roughly one in four report putting off health care they needed (27%), one in five say they have not filled a prescription (21%), and one in six (15%) say they cut pills in half or skipped doses to make their prescription last longer."
State of the Country
19% Satisfied, 73% Dissatisfied (chart)