Americans’ views on both health care and health insurance seem to have arrived at some strange paradoxes in recent years. A recent poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard Chan School found that one-third of respondents described their own health coverage as “excellent,” and another 46 percent rated it as “good.” Meanwhile, just 14 percent labelled their coverage as “fair,” and a mere 4 percent called it “poor.”

Yet when asked about the health care system in their states, more than 40 percent pronounced it either fair or poor.

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the editor-in-chief of BenefitsPRO Magazine and BenefitsPRO.com. He has covered the insurance industry for more than a decade, including stints at Retirement Advisor Magazine and ProducersWeb.

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