Most Americans like their health insurance.[@@]
The America’s Health Insurance Plans, Washington, has based that conclusion on results of a survey of 1,000 U.S. adults conducted this Wednesday and Thursday by Ayres, McHenry and Associates, Alexandria, Va.
The researchers who conducted the survey found that 83% of the participants said they were satisfied with their current private-sector health insurance coverage.
The survey results, released today, suggest that voters’ election-day decisions were based on national security, the economy and moral issues rather than on health care, according to AHIP.
Only 6% of American said health care issues had the greatest impact on their election-day decisions, the poll said. Although 9% of the voters who supported Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., identified health care as the most important issue, only 2% of the voters who supported President Bush did so.