FERGUS FALLS, Minn., April 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers' worries about health insurance are revealed
The survey of 819 adults in 35 states revealed consumers are negative about health insurance policy direction from the Congress and the Administration. On a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 is a "poor job" and 5 is an "excellent job," respondents rated Congress at only 1.7 and the President at only 1.9.
Additional consumer worries were reflected in four important findings:
According to CA's CEO Jeff Smedsrud, "The survey results reveal a deeply rooted discomfort among Americans about the future of their health insurance. This should cause great concern among policy-makers and insurers because health insurance and access to health plan choices and has come to be seen as a fundamental right in America."
Smedsrud said the political fight over health insurance in Washington, D.C., is reflected in survey results.
"Americans are clearly divided about repealing Obamacare, with 41 percent in favor and 44 percent against," he said. "Further, while 48 percent would like to see a single-payer health plan in the U.S., 36 percent would not."
Some of the verbatim comments from respondents reveal the passion behind the health insurance issue:
Smedsrud also pointed out two additional public policy results from the survey:
Survey respondents were 51 percent male, were adults with 59 percent between the ages of 35 to 54, with 59 percent making between $50,000 and $110,000 per year. The survey was conducted in March, 2018, via email.
Download a summary of CA's public policy study.
About Communicating for America
Communicating for America, Inc. (CA) is a nationwide nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that represents about 100,000 small businesses, self-employed and agricultural members across America. Since 1972 CA has been working on small business, tax, healthcare and agricultural policy issues on behalf of its members. For more information visit www.communicatingforamerica.org.
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