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55% of Americans Say Free Market Competition Offers “Better Way” to Provide Affordable High-Quality Health Care

By Emily Ekins. March 9, 2017.

A new Cato Institute survey finds that 55% of Americans believe “more free market competition among insurance companies, doctors, and hospitals” offers the “better way” to provide affordable high-quality health insurance to people; 39% say that “more government management of insurance companies, doctors, and hospitals,” would better achieve this goal.