Source: Public’s Assessment of Health Care System: July 1998
Which of the following three statements comes closest to expressing your overall view of the health care system in the United States?…On the whole, the health care system works pretty well and only minor changes are necessary to make it work better. There are some good things in our health care system, but fundamental changes are needed. Our health care system has so much wrong with it that we need to completely rebuild it.
13% Minor changes
55 Fundamental changes
30 Completely rebuild it
3 Don't know/No answer
Methodology: Conducted by CBS News/New York Times, July 19, 1998-July 21, 1998 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult sample of 979. Data provided by The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, University of Connecticut.