Central PA healthcare poll
Transforming Health | 11.26.12
The poll found that healthcare consumers still don't know a lot about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but from what they do know, most believe healthcare will cost them more.
Almost half of the Central Pennsylvanians surveyed in witf's Transforming Health poll say that our system of delivering and paying for healthcare should be completely rebuilt. That's just one of the findings from the poll conducted by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin and Marshall College.
The poll also found that healthcare consumers still don't know a lot about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but from what they do know, most believe healthcare will cost them more.
Berwood Yost, the Center's director joins Radio Smart Talk's Scott LaMar to discuss and analyze the poll results.
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Berwood Yost, director of the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin and Marshall College, joins witf's Radio Smart Talk to talk about a poll of central Pennsylvanians' views on health care.
The poll was conducted as part of the roll out of witf's new Transforming Health initiative which is a broad-based, multimedia project with a goal of presenting the policy and personal choices Americans face as the nation's healthcare system. Listen to the kick-off of the project here.
witf's listeners, viewers and web users will hear about new concepts, like having a home-base for every patient—a single point of contact for our medical records, diagnoses and referrals. We will discover what it means for a hospital or health system to become an “accountable care organization”—and what responsibilities come to us as citizens and patients. Transforming Health will talk with city and county elected officials about how the right decisions on zoning, transportation and schools can improve health quality for every resident.
By taking a closer look at health care, its quality and its costs, and the importance of maintaining health in the first place, through individual and collective action, we’ll all be better prepared to face the rapidly approaching future of health in America and in Central Pennsylvania.