February 21, 2007

Many Americans Don't Trust Leaders To Reform Health Care

Many community members at schizophrenia.com are hit especially hard by limitations in US mental health care services and insurance. Last week we covered a study that indicates that problems in the US health care system are growing. This week a new poll by the Wall Street Journal suggests that nearly half of Americans don't trust President Bush to reform the nation's health-care system.

The Wall Street Journal reported that:

When asked much they trust the president to come up with good policies for improving and reforming the U.S. health-care system, 49% said "not at all," while 16% said "not much," according to the online survey of 2,482 U.S. adults. By comparison, 18% said they trust Mr. Bush "to some extent" and only 9% trust him "a great deal" on the issue. The survey was conducted Feb. 7-9.

The survey found more confidence in Democrats than Republicans. Fifty percent said they trust Democrats on the issue "a great deal" or "to some extent," up from 45% in a survey conducted last year.

Source: Wall Street Journal: Many Americans Don't Trust Leaders To Reform Health Care, Poll Finds (Paid Registration Required)

Survey Methodology: Harris Interactive conducted this online survey within the U.S. between Feb. 7 and 9, 2007 among a national cross section of 2,482 adults.

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