Older Americans Were Sicker and Faced More Financial Barriers to Health Care Than Counterparts in Other Countries

An international survey of older adults finds that seniors in the United States are sicker than their counterparts in 10 other high-income countries and face greater financial barriers to health care, despite the universal coverage that Medicare provides. Across all the countries, few elderly adults discuss mental health concerns with […] Read more »

Priorities USA Poll: Republican Tax Plan Spells Electoral Disaster

The Republican tax proposals currently moving through Congress are more than just bad policy, they are politically toxic for Republicans and will further cement voters’ views that Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress are looking out for the interests of the wealthy and big corporations, not the regular people they […] Read more »

Most See President Trump and Republicans As Responsible for the ACA‘s Future

Half (50%) of the public would say that if fewer people sign up for marketplace plans during this year’s open enrollment, it is mainly due to the Trump Administration, and most Americans (61%) see President Trump and Republicans as responsible for the Affordable Care Act’s future, the latest Kaiser Family […] Read more »

Ahead of House Tax Reform Vote, Americans are More Likely to Rank Children’s Health Care, Hurricane Relief and Other Issues as Top Priorities for Washington

As the House prepares to vote Thursday on its tax reform bill, a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds almost three in 10 Americans (28%) view tax reform as a top priority for President Trump and Congress. That’s significantly fewer than the share that say the same about reauthorizing funding […] Read more »

Americans’ Well-Being Declines in 2017

Overall well-being among U.S. adults has declined substantially this year. The Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index score so far in 2017 is 61.5, down 0.6 points from 62.1 in 2016 and on par with the lower level recorded in 2014. This decline is both statistically significant and meaningfully large. CONT. Dan Witters, […] Read more »

Change versus more of the same: On-going panel of target voting groups provides path for Democrats in 2018

There are big forces at work in the coming year that could produce an earthquake of an off-year election, including a parade of indictments, the GOP civil war playing out in Republican primaries, a congressional impasse on everything, a wrong track number nearing 75 percent and a presidential job approval […] Read more »