KFG Clients Weigh In On Health Care Bill

by | Jan 19, 2010 | Weekly Column | 3 comments

I recently polled my clients (Jan 14-17) on the health care bill wending its way through Congress and received responses from about 33% of them. 

When asked if the health care legislation will achieve the stated goal of reducing health care costs, 72% said that not only will it not meet that goal, it will actually increase health care costs.  Only 12% said they thought it would actually lower costs.

Another concern of Americans is the quality of their health care.  Only 8% of my clients felt the bill will improve the quality of health care and 24% think there will be no change in the quality.  The majority of respondents (68%) feel the quality of health care will decline.  

One of the benefits of the legislation touted by Congress and the President is that it will reduce the national deficit.  Apparently KFG clients don’t agree, with 84% believing that the health care bill will actually increase the deficit.

I asked clients to tell me the good portions of the bill.  The resounding one-word response was “nothing.”  One client did say it was a step in the right direction.

When I asked what they would like to see Congress do to reform the system, the responses were varied.  The most popular response was a wish that Congress would start over and come up with a more bi-partisan approach.

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