The majority of U.S. residents think current health reform efforts will be helpful, and many have concerns about the stability of their own coverage, researchers at a health policy think tank report.
About 67% of U.S. residents believe access to health care will improve or stay the same under health reform, and about 75% believe their own access to health care will improve or stay the same under health reform, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, N.J.
The foundation has based those figures on results from questions included in the Surveys of Consumers conducted in September by the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan. Researchers at the university interview about 500 men and women who live in the continental United States every month.
About 33% of the September survey participants said they are worried about losing their health insurance at some point in the next 12 months, up from 29%, and up from 22% in April.