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61 percent prefer a health care system based on “private insurance” rather than the “federal government.”

59 percent remain satisfied with the cost of their personal health care.

52 percent say the U.S. health care system has “major problems”; 24 percent say the system has “minor problems”; 21 percent say it is in a “state of crisis.”

19 percent say health care is now the most important problem in the U.S.

Source: A Gallup poll of 1,039 U.S. adults conducted Nov. 7 to 10 and released Monday.

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