A large number of Americans give the U.S. healthcare system overall a poor or failing grade, and majorities rate its affordability and equity the same way, according to the West Health-Gallup 2022 Healthcare in America Report. Access to healthcare and quality of care are regarded as somewhat better, though neither earns majority-level positive grades.
In all, 21% of U.S. adults grade the healthcare system with an “A” or a “B,” 34% with a “C,” and 44% with a “D” or an “F.” Grades of D or F are even higher for cost (75%) and equity (56%) of care. Though access to healthcare receives negative ratings, on balance, its poor or failing grades are lower (38%). Meanwhile, 47% of Americans grade the quality of care in the U.S. as excellent (A) or good (B).
The survey was conducted by web from June 21-30, 2022, with more than 5,500 U.S. adults via the probability-based Gallup Panel.