Research company Gallup has recently found that US citizens are more concerned about healthcare than any other issue the country is presently facing.
In a recent survey, 55% have expressed increasing personal worries regarding the availability and affordably of healthcare.
Whilst crime and violence, federal spending and gun control followed closely behind, scoring 51%, concerns surrounding drug use, homelessness, social security and terrorism scored lower.
It is the fifth year that healthcare has remained at the top of US concerns and has also been a significant area of concern for over a decade for the country.
It is no surprise with President Trump’s endeavour to remove Obamacare, which increased concerns for many low-income families and those with complex healthcare needs.
The survey has highlighted that Democrats are more concerned surrounding impending changes to the healthcare sector (72%) than their Republican counterparts, (39%). Independents came in at 52%.
Additionally, concerns surrounding the state of the economy, including unemployment has decreased considerably since 2010, moving from 59% to 23% respectively. Concerns surrounding the economy has decreased from 70% in 2010 to 34% in 2018.