Poll: Pandemic does little to alter US views on health care

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll suggests Americans have little interest in big changes to health care as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 pushed hospitals to the edge, and millions of workers lost job-based coverage in the economic shutdown to slow the spread.

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But a survey by the University of Chicago Harris School for Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds people are still somewhat more likely to prefer the private sector than the government on driving innovation in health care, improving quality and providing coverage.

That’s basically unchanged since February, when the coronavirus was still seen as a problem in other countries, not the U.S.

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