Public At Odds With Experts Over Health Care
April 26, 2009 Many economists say the only way to cut health care costs is to stop paying for diagnostics and treatments that don't work. But the majority of Americans don't trust their insurers or government agencies to recommend which tests and treatments should be paid for, according to a recent NPR-Kaiser-Harvard poll.
April 24, 2009 The average individual health plan costs about $400 a month, and a family policy costs more than $1,000. But in a recent NPR-Kaiser-Harvard poll, many uninsured said they would be willing to pay no more than $100 a month. Potential sticker shock is emerging as a key issue in the debate over whether everybody should be covered.
April 22, 2009 Most Americans do think Obama's push for electronic medical records would improve health care, but they don't think it would lower costs or protect their privacy, a new NPR-Kaiser-Harvard poll finds. And, many people trust their doctors but worry about the idea of a government panel deciding which treatments are most effective.