Gallup: Healthcare costs top Americans' financial concerns

Americans named healthcare costs as their top financial anxiety in a Gallup poll administered in early June. A total of 17 percent of those surveyed said healthcare costs were a top financial concern — the highest portion since 2007, when 19 percent of Americans had similar concerns. 

Some of the increased anxiety around healthcare costs may simply be due to uncertainty surrounding healthcare policy on Capitol Hill, Gallup notes. Similar concerns spiked in early 2010 when the ACA was being signed into law. At that time, 15 percent of Americans cited healthcare costs as a top financial concern, according to Gallup. 

Other top financial concerns cited by respondents include high debt (11percent), lack of money (10 percent) and college expenses (10 percent). 

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