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As the New Year approaches with new health care premiums, many Americans are noticing a spike in prices – and it’s not sitting well with them. According to a poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Fund this month, a full 91% of people are concerned about growing health care prices for individuals. An additional 83% of respondents are worried about what the nation as a whole spends on health care, with 72% concerned about government spending on Medicare and Medicaid. Around 69% worry about what employers are paying for health insurance, per the report.

The concerns arise as soaring inflation in all sectors has created a hot-button political debate. In the KFF polls, the public ranked the economy as the number one concern for the country, with 37% of KFF survey respondents saying it should be the government’s biggest concern. Meanwhile, health care concerns were also ranked highly, with 9% of the public saying that affordability issues should be first on the docket.


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