Nearly half of Americans say the healthcare system is failing them. Six in ten report having had a bad healthcare experience. About half of patients say they have trouble affording health care—even those who are insured. All told, Americans’ satisfaction with their healthcare system hit a new low in 2022.
The default response to statistics like these is a call for more government. Indeed, 57% of Americans believe the feds should ensure everyone has health insurance.
But so many of the things that people dislike about health care are consequences of government intervention: pricey insurance, unnecessary waits for care, administrative hassles.