Kaiser Finds Public and President Differ on Healthcare Issues

A Kaiser Foundation Poll on the 2005 health care agenda and election priorities, shows that Americans' priorities for healthcare are: lowering the costs of health care and health insurance (63%), followed by making Medicare more fiscally sound for the future (58%) and incresing the number of Americans with health insurance (57%).

Reducing malpractice jury awards ranked 11th on the list of (26%), just ahead of increasing federal funding for stem cell research (21%). Less than a third (31%) cite allowing drugs to be imported from Canada as a top priority, ranking eighth on the list of 12 issues. See full details.

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