Dr Eleanor Perfetto: Healthcare on the Mind This Election Day

During the presidential election, healthcare will be top of mind especially for patients with access issues or significant health issues, Eleanor Perfetto, PhD, senior vice president of strategic initiatives for the National Health Council. As long as patients feel the healthcare system is engaging them and listening to them, they don't care what it is called.

During the presidential election, healthcare will be top of mind especially for patients with access issues or significant health issues, Eleanor Perfetto, PhD, senior vice president of strategic initiatives for the National Health Council. As long as patients feel the healthcare system is engaging them and listening to them, they don't care what it is called.

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How do you think the issue of healthcare is driving voters' election day choice?

I think in this election healthcare is an important issue. We hear a lot about the Obamacare and whether or not care is good and whether or not care is bad and the fragmentation of our system. So this is top of mind to patients, especially those who have access issues, especially those who have significant health issues.

I think what patients want to see most is a system that they understand and a system that listens to them. And if we can achieve that, it doesn't matter what we call the system, or what we call it, but if it's transparency and patients feel like they're engaged and they feel like they're being listened to, that's their most important goal.