Consumers look to insurance and pharma companies to lower health costs

Americans feel pretty helpless about their individual ability to lower health care costs. Most people look to health insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry to be responsible for lowering health costs in the U.S. A survey from Chadwick Martin Bailey and South Street Strategy looks at Americans’ views on health reform and health care costs in late summer 2010 and finds people still confused about how health reform will impact them, and impotent in their ability to lower their costs. American Consumers Uncertain About Health Reform summarizes the survey results, with the top line finding that 74% of people expect that