WhyMomsRule.com Poll Finds Moms Feel They Are Not Represented in Health Care Reform Debate
September 29, 2009 § 12 Comments
In our newly released poll of nearly 700 Moms (women with at least one child at home), only seven percent believe the U.S. Congress is attuned to their health care concerns, while a third feel they have no voice at all in the debate.
Moms make the majority of health care decisions for their households, but many feel that health care policy makers are ignoring them.
- 92% of Moms are responsible for their own health care decisions.
- 65% of Moms influence health care decisions for their children.
- 59% of Moms influence health care decisions for their spouse or partner.
While 79 percent of Moms feel that health care reform is needed, more than two-thirds (68 percent) are concerned about its cost.
Cost is a main concern for reform.
The poll shows that the main concerns about health care reform relate to cost, both now and in the future. The poll found the vast majority of Moms agree that health care reform is needed, but they are divided on whether it will change their personal situation. Forty percent predict reform will improve their situation while forty percent are unsure.
The poll of 686 Moms (U.S. women who were over 18 years of age with at least one child living in the household) was fielded in September 2009. The poll has a margin of error of 3 percent.
To get a copy of the press release, click here.