Poll: Two thirds satisfied with healthcare system


Two thirds of people in the United States say they’re satisfied with the country’s current healthcare system, a new poll indicates.

Sixty-six percent say they’re satisfied with how the healthcare system is working for them, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. By contrast, 32 percent say they’re dissatisfied. 

Levels of satisfaction were largely determined by whether those surveyed have health insurance. Seventy-two percent of people with insurance say they are satisfied with the healthcare system while 26 percent of them say they are not. 

Only a third of people without health insurance say they are satisfied with the country’s healthcare, compared to nearly 60 percent who say they are dissatisfied.

The poll also suggested young and elderly people were the two demographics most likely to be satisfied with healthcare. While young people are less likely to have insurance, 73 percent say they’re satisfied with the system.

Middle-aged adults are less likely to be satisfied, the poll found. Sixty percent of people aged 30 to 49 are satisfied, as are 56 percent of those who are between 50 and 64.

Eighty percent of people over the age of 65 are satisfied with healthcare. That group, of course, is eligible for the government’s health insurance program, Medicare. 

The poll was conducted between March 10 and 15.