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 claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values 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 CollinsTrump pitches new plan to reopen government amid Dem pushback The Memo: Concern over shutdown grows in Trump World Overnight Defense: Trump unveils new missile defense plan | Dems express alarm | Shutdown hits Day 27 | Trump cancels Pelosi foreign trip | Senators offer bill to prevent NATO withdrawal 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.