Cost is the biggest concern in health care for Badger State residents, according to a survey conducted by UW-Madison’s Political Science Department and the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute. “It’s almost two-to-one,” said WPRI President George Lightbourn; on how many respondents prioritized health costs over ensuring all Americans receive care.
The free market policy researcher said even fewer Wisconsinites ranked improving health care quality as the most important thing in need of reform. Meanwhile only two-percent of those polled believe health care is fine the way it is.
President Obama’s vision for health care was among questions posed with seventy percent of those who responded either opposed the plan or say they didn’t know enough about it.
“It may be a bit of a stretch but I think that people are still not convinced with the cost containment elements of the Obama health care plan,” added Lightbourn.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s plan for his office to assume control of the city’s schools was also in the survey. Fifty-five percent of Milwaukee County residents support the Milwaukee school voucher system and would favor mayoral takeover of schools.
The survey was conducted Sep 27-29 on 700 randomly selected adults in Wisconsin. The margin of error is 3.8 percentage points.