- The Washington Times - Monday, March 17, 2014

Two-thirds of the country is satisfied with how the United States’ health care system is working for them, said a Gallup poll released Monday.

There is a wide divide, however, based on whether or not Americans report having health insurance. Seventy-two percent of Americans who have health insurance are satisfied compared to 26 percent who are dissatisfied.

Among people who do not have health insurance, 33 percent are satisfied and 59 percent are dissatisfied.

Younger Americans are also more satisfied than people between the ages of 30 and 64, though seniors are the most satisfied age group.

Seventy-three percent of people ages 18 to 29 are satisfied, compared to 60 percent of 30- to 49-year-olds, 56 percent of 50- to 64-year-olds, and 80 percent of people 65 and older.

The survey questionnaire does not ask about President Obama’s health care law, but satisfaction breaks along party lines as well. Nearly eight in 10 Democrats are satisfied, compared to about six in 10 Republicans and independents.

The poll of 1,542 adults was based on telephone interviews conducted March 10-15 on the Gallup Daily tracking survey and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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