Health Populi February 23, 2024
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

In the U.S., national news media, Federal statistics, dozens of business leaders and the Federal Reserve Bank have been talking about an historically positive American economy on a macro level.

But among individual residents of the U.S., there is still a negative feeling about the economy in a personal context, revealed in the Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll for February 2024.

I’ve selected three figures of data from the KFF’s Poll which make the point that in peoples’ negative feelings about the national economy, their personal feelings about medical costs rank high among the line items making up household financial stress.

Paying for food and the state of inflation are the two top reasons people say the state...

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