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Americans' biggest worry is access to health care: Poll

Published on Dec 6, 2012 6:50 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Access to healthcare and its cost remain Americans' top medical concerns, two years after President Barack Obama's reforms were passed, a poll said on Wednesday.

Forty-two per cent of those questioned in the Gallup poll said access or cost were the biggest problems the country faces in terms of health care.

Mr Obama's reforms, which were upheld this year by the Supreme Court, oblige people to have health insurance.

But the reform will not take full effect until 2014, which might help explain the lingering worries, Gallup said.

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