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MENLO PARK, Calif. – A recent Kaiser Health Poll Report finds that personal health care costs are more terrifying to most Americans than being able to pay rent or mortgage, losing a job, losing savings in the stock market, or being a victim of a terrorist attack or violent crime. The rising cost of health care or health insurance is chief among Americans’ health care worries for nearly half those surveyed, while more than a third worry about losing health coverage. Here is a look at healthcare concerns: * Having to pay more for health care or insurance: 49% * Income not keeping up with rising health care prices: 46% * Not being able to afford health care services they think they need: 42% * Their health plan being more concerned about saving money than what is best for them (for respondents with health insurance coverage): 38% * Not being able to afford the prescription drugs they need: 35% * Losing health insurance coverage (for respondents with health insurance coverage): 35% * Quality of health care services they receive getting worse: 32%

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