Reader poll: Universal coverage will help U.S. get moneys worth from health system

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The U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other nation, but this doesn’t necessarily equate to the best care. The best solution to this problem is providing universal healthcare coverage, according to 33 percent of respondents. Otherwise, just under 17 percent prefer a multi-prong approach to solving the problem. And these approaches were voted for in generally equal measure by respondents, including: further health IT adoption; government leadership; and private sector leadership. Cracking down on medical errors got a little support (5.6 percent). While care quality reporting and personal health records/electronic health records were not viewed as helpful at all by respondents.