Most People Happy With Their Coverage
MANAGED CARE January 2007. ©MediMedia USA
The adage that while most Americans take a dim view of Congress as an organization, they rather like their own congressman took a beating last November. Still,there is a reason that such statements are called truisms.
Americans still appear satisfied with their health care coverage, according to a Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive poll. This particular survey — of 2,673 adults in November — didn't ask how they felt about managed care in general, but past polls tell that people don't much like the industry in much the same way that they don't much like Congress.
The poll says that 55 percent are very confident and 35 percent are somewhat confident that their health care needs will be met in 2007. Nine percent say that they are not confident.
"And few individuals expect to switch or drop their current coverage next year," says the Wall Street Journal. "About 86 percent of insured Americans expect to keep their current coverage next year, while 6 percent plan to switch or drop their plan."