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Gallup: Healthcare Tops List of Financial Issues for US Families

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By    |   Thursday, 30 May 2019 01:42 PM

The cost of healthcare is the top financial problem facing Americans, according to a new Gallup poll.

Asked to name the most important financial problem confronting their own family, Americans responded like this:

  • 17% said healthcare costs.
  • 11% said lack of money/low wages.
  • 8% said college expenses.
  • 8% said cost of owning/renting a home.
  • 8% said taxes.
  • 6% said too much debt/not enough money to pay debts.
  • 6% said the high cost of living/inflation.
  • 5% said retirement savings.
  • 20% said they do not have a “most important financial problem.”

The pollster noted: “Gallup has asked the ‘most important family financial problem’ question on 48 separate occasions since 2005. During that time, only three issues -- healthcare costs, energy costs/oil and gas prices and lack of money/low wages -- have topped the list in any single poll.”

The poll, conducted April 17-30, surveyed 1,024 adults. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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