• Healthcare edges out crime, guns and deficit as top problem
  • Healthcare or economy has typically been top worry since 2001
  • Worries about unemployment, economy continue to decline

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  • No majority support for any single approach to reform
  • 44% want to keep ACA but make significant changes
  • Slight majority of Americans (53%) approve of the ACA
  • 27% of Americans name cost as top health problem; 20% name access
  • Cost and access were tied as top health problem in 2014 and 2015
  • College graduates most likely to cite cost as top health problem

Key findings:

  • 15% of Americans say healthcare costs are family’s top financial concern
  • Those without money to live comfortably concerned with immediate living costs
  • About one in 10 Americans say their family faces no financial problems

Polling highlights:

  • 31% have delayed medical care because of cost, unchanged from 2014
  • Figure has not fallen since ACA reforms
  • Americans more likely to put off care for serious condition