The good news is that three-quarters of Americans rate their health as good,  according to a new Healthlock Attitudinal Research survey. The bad news is that there are still serious issues plaguing Americans around health care. Four distinct issues covered in the survey results highlight specific aspects of American health care that are falling short.

Of the 1,000 people surveyed, 30% said they feel overwhelmed by health care and medical bills. This segment also worries about the accuracy of their medical bills and looks for simpler ways to process payments. They also say they're stressed by the time and effort required to manage medical bills and costs. They also worry about their health and ability to pay medical bills if there is a health emergency with either them or within the family.

Meanwhile, 23% of those surveyed say they feel anxious, citing concerns about things like identity theft, medical identity theft and health insurance billing fraud. Also, online security is an issue for them, along with the increased risk of medical fraud by sharing health information online.

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