Poll: insurers first in blame game

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Americans blame health insurance companies more than pharmas for problems with the US healthcare system—but not by much.

An August Harris Interactive poll of 2,498 US adults found that 90% of respondents blame insurers for the state of American healthcare, with 60% saying insurers deserve a “great deal of blame.” But pharmas were right behind them in the blame game, with 84% of respondents saying the drug industry is to blame—53% assigning it a great deal. Next up: Republicans in Congress (74%); business (72%); hospitals (70%); Democrats in Congress (69%); former President George W. Bush (66%); and doctors (61%).
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