70% of Americans believe healthcare is in 'state of crisis,' poll finds

Seven in 10 Americans identified the U.S. healthcare system as being "in a state of crisis" or having "major problems" during a recent Gallup poll.

Gallup polled a random sample of 1,037 adults across all 50 states and the District of Columbia from Nov. 1-11.

The organization found that while a consistent percentage of Americans said the U.S. healthcare system has had major issues during the past two decades, the individual views of those who identified as Democrats and Republicans have changed.

While Republicans and Republican-leaning individuals were more likely to cite issues with the current system during and after the passage of the ACA in 2010, partisan views have shifted since President Donald Trump took office. In 2018, 84 percent of Democrats and 56 percent of Republicans said there were issues with the system — the largest partisan gap since Gallup began measuring the trend in 2001.

While the majority of Americans reflect on the U.S. healthcare system pessimistically, 55 percent of those surveyed rated the overall quality of care positively.

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