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• 77 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the cost of health care in the U.S.

• 67 percent describe the U.S. health-care system as being in a “state of crisis” with “major problems.”

• 62 percent rate the actual quality of health care in the U.S. as good to excellent.

• 58 percent rate health care coverage in the U.S. as fair to poor.

• 54 percent say it is not the responsibility of the federal government to ensure all Americans have health care.

• 44 percent disagree.

Source: A Gallup poll of 1,015 U.S. adults conducted Nov. 15-18.

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