The Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health
3. Now I’m going to read you some different health care issues. As I read each one, please tell me how important you think it is for the President and Congress to deal with this issue – very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important.
d. Increasing the number of Americans covered by health insurance
72 % – Very important 20 % – Somewhat important 4 % – Not too important 2 % – Not at all important 1 % – Don’t know or refused to answer
Comment: 92 % of Americans believe that it is important for the President and Congress to increase the number covered by health insurance. Yet we are being guided by policies supported by 2 % of the people. What will it take to overcome the political gridlock?