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 »

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 »

Most Americans think Trump hasn’t done enough to fix opioid crisis

Most Americans think the opioid crisis has worsened in their communities and across the country, but few believe their own lives will be affected, according to a new poll from the PBS NewsHour and Marist Poll. … Whatever the solution, Americans don’t think the nation’s leaders are doing enough to […] Read more »

Most Americans Oppose Medicaid Cuts; Nearly Half Worried about Losing Health Care

Americans largely reject proposals that would reduce federal funding for Medicaid, the program that covers health care for lower income people. … At a time of strong partisan divisions over health care, there is political consensus in support for protecting federal Medicaid funding. A majority of Republicans (55%), independents (69%), […] Read more »

Bullying and internet safety are top health concerns for parents

Each year, the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health asks a national sample of adults to identify health topics that are a “big problem” for children and teens. … New for 2017, the Mott Poll asked poll respondents who are parents of children 0-18 years about their […] Read more »