What bugs Americans most about their healthcare? ‘Everything is just very expensive’

Author: Jenny Gold
Date Published: June-2014
Source: MedCity News

Recently, I moved across the country, from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco. I drove the Southern route and decided to conduct an informal survey, asking folks I met along the way a question relevant to the health care reporting I've been doing for the past five years. The question: What bugs you most about your medical care? Few people I talked with — at gas stations, coffee shops, grocery stores, parking lots, bars and everywhere in between — even mentioned the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare by name. But I heard again and again how health policy issues I've been reporting on in Washington are affecting their lives. What did I find out?