Source: Public’s Assessment of Health Care System: July 2003

Which of the following three statements comes closest to expressing your overall view of the health care system in the United States…?  1. On the whole, the health care systems works pretty well and only minor changes are necessary to make it work better. 2. There are some good things in our health care system, but fundamental changes are needed. 3. Our health care system has so much wrong with it that we need to completely rebuild it.
13%  Minor changes
56   Fundamental changes
30   Completely rebuild it
1    Don't know/No answer
Methodology:  Conducted by CBS News/New York Times, July 13, 2003-July 27, 2003 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult with an oversample of Hispanics (see note) sample of 3092. The sample included 2008 non-Hispanics and 1074 Hispanics. Results are weighted to reflect the actual ethnic distribution of the U.S. population. Data provided by The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, University of Connecticut.


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