Poll: Public happier with own healthcare than nation's

People in the United States view their own healthcare far more favorably than the national system, according to a new poll.

In its annual healthcare survey, Gallup found that people tend to rate their own healthcare coverage more highly than they rate the quality of care in the United States.

Sixty-nine percent of people rate their personal health insurance as excellent or good, while only 32 percent view the nation's as highly, according to the Nov. 7-10 poll.

The strong level of personal satisfaction with healthcare contrasts with a jump in the number of people who view healthcare as the nation's second most important problem, behind dissatisfaction with the government.

The rise in concern likely registers awareness of ObamaCare's troubled rollout since Oct. 1, according to the survey.

Pollsters attributed the healthcare law's lack of popularity to people's general contentment with the cost and quality of their own medical care.

"Trends in Americans' assessments of their personal healthcare situation have been highly stable in recent years, suggesting little increase in personal worry," Gallup stated in a memo. 

"These findings may help explain why the healthcare law has never been highly popular, even before the recent troubles in implementing it: many Americans simply feel that their healthcare situation is fine as it is."