A survey released Wednesday by the University of Michigan to measure consumer confidence in the health care system, financed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a health care philanthropy, detailed just how big a problem health care is right now.
AP-Nearly half of all Americans worried about paying for future care.
Nearly one in four people expressed fear of losing coverage in the next year. About the same number reported that they or a family member delayed seeing a doctor in the past year because of what it might cost.
In February, the government estimated that health care costs this year would
average $8,160 for every man, woman and child in the U.S. — an increase of $356
per person from 2008.
More than three in four people, 86 percent, saw health care reform as an integral part of tackling the nation's economic woes.