America's Top Financial Concern

Posted on July 25, 2017 • Category: Healthcare


The great debate over America’s healthcare system has not been resolved. Rising concerns about the cost of healthcare come at a time when Congress wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act without the consensus to replace it. Uncertainty about what Congress will do, or not do, now ranks at the top of family concerns about the future.

Top 5 Most Important Financial Problems Facing Family


The Gallup Arizona Poll made clear that Arizonans want access to affordable healthcare with payment assistance for those who need it. It was one of the highest priorities identified by Arizonans. If not the Affordable Care Act, what options do Arizonans have and how can state leaders achieve this goal?

Arizona-based Vitalyst Foundation launched the 2017 Year of Healthy Communities initiative to support community-based efforts that take action across a broad range of issues affecting health. We encourage you to find out more about what they are doing to engage and activate Arizona citizens at


#1 Americans say that the cost of healthcare is their greatest family concern.
Cost of Healthcare is Americans’ Top Financial Concern  

Gallup Analytics, June 23, 2017
18% Percentage of national GDP allocated to healthcare in 2015, compared to 9% in 1980. Despite growth in expenditures, health outcomes lag other wealthy nations.
Report: Healthcare in America is Grossly Inefficient.  

Gallup Analytics, Dec 15, 2016

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Lattie F. Coor

My Perspective

When CFA set out to build a citizens' agenda for Arizona, we didn't know it would end up placing Arizona at the center of a national struggle to address the challenges confronting democracy today–the growing lack of confidence that citizens have in government and their growing lack of participation in the civic life of our communities and nation.

In many ways, Arizona is a microcosm of these challenges. This fact was made clear in the results of the Gallup Arizona Poll (2009), which identified the deep concerns that Arizonans have about the need for both effective leaders and engaged citizens. CFA is now in the process of building Arizona Progress Meters for each of the 8 citizen goals defined by the people who live here. The culmination of these goals is The Arizona We Want.

The Arizona We Want is a long-term vision and it can be achieved if we work together.

Learn More about how CFA is activating the citizens' agenda for Arizona.

Citizen goals sit at the heart of all we do.