Health care tops list of Americans’ worries: poll

Health care tops list of Americans’ worries: poll
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A majority of Americans say issues surrounding health care is a top concern for them, according to a new Gallup poll.

Fifty-five percent of those polled said they worry "a great deal" about the cost and availability of health care in the U.S., while 23 percent said they worry about the issue "a fair amount." 

Twenty-three percent of Americans polled said they worry about the cost and availability of health care "only a little" or "not at all."

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Crime and violence, government spending, and the availability of firearms were also listed as high-ranking concerns among Americans. 

This is the fifth year in a row that Americans have ranked health care as a top concern or that it has been tied for first among the issues, according to Gallup. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Trump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment MORE and congressional Republicans tried and failed to repeal ObamaCare in 2017, though they did succeed at the end of the year in repealing the individual mandate that most people buy health insurance or pay a fine.

A bill backed by Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsDemocrats' 2020 Achilles's heel: The Senate Democrats' 2020 Achilles's heel: The Senate The Hill's Morning Report — Uproar after Trump's defense of foreign dirt on candidates MORE (R-Me.) aimed at stabilizing the ObamaCare markets was left out of last week's government funding bill, which was likely the last chance for the health legislation to pass this year. 

The Gallup poll was conducted March 1–8 among 1,041 adults. The margin of error is 4 percentage points.