What's worrying Americans these days? Same old, same old: cost of health care and generally lower wages than most folks had expected as the recovery continues.

These concerns are borne out by a Gallup survey that asked U.S. adults to take a look at a list of worries and rank their concerns.

The good news: Gallup's proprietary Economic Confidence Index inched into positive territory for the first time since those dark recessionary days. The bad news: The recession's hangover is still suppressing wages for many folks and, despite health care reform, medical costs remain a burden for many.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.