A report by the Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com shows most Americans believe veterans deserve better healthcare — but they don’t want to pay for it.
The survey asked respondents to agree or disagree with three statements: whether veterans need better healthcare, whether that healthcare should be paid for and whether taxes should be raised to cover it. For the statement and question “U.S. veterans need better healthcare options” and “Do you think all veterans healthcare should be paid for?” most respondents were in support of better healthcare for veterans.
Seventy-nine percent of those surveyed responded “agree” or “strongly agree” to U.S. veterans deserving better healthcare options. Fifty percent strongly agreed, 29% agreed, 14% were neutral, 2% disagreed and 5% strongly disagreed. The survey found that there was a slight correlation between age and likelihood of agreeing: Seventy-one percent of those aged 18-34 agreed, while 85% of those aged 55 and older agreed.