In a recent ABC News article titled "Prescription for a Change", the headline would have you believe the American public is fed up and ready for something new. The polls reveal something different entirely.
According to a joint poll conducted by ABC News, USA Today and the Kaiser Family Foundation, we see the following results:
89% are SATISFIED with the quality of care they receive
83% are SATISFIED with the ability to get emergency care
79% are SATISFIED with the ability to see top quality specialists
78% are SATISFIED with the ability to get the latest treatments
And 57% are SATISFIED with the cost of health care.
So where is the prescription (or mandate) for a change? When you lower the cost of health care, which should satisfy more people, how much of an impact will that have in other areas where the satisfaction range is 78% or higher?