As part of its Consumer Healthcare Experience State Surveys series, Altarum Healthcare Value Hub have released results from a new statewide survey that looks specifically at the high cost of health care in Connecticut. The survey was conducted in May of this year. It measured state residents’ struggles to afford health care, opinions about what should be done, and people’s fears relating to COVID-19.
The survey found that state residents:
- Worry about affording treatment for COVID-19 if they caught it
- Worry about affording health care in general in the future
- Agree across party lines that the government should ensure vaccines are affordable for all
- Forego health care due to cost; including skipping needed dental care, skipping doses of medicine, and avoiding the doctor altogether
Altarum’s Consumer Healthcare Experience State Survey is designed to elicit respondents’ unbiased views on a wide range of health system issues, including confidence using the health system, financial burden and views on fixes that might be needed. Along with New Jersey, Kentucky and Connecticut, Altarum Healthcare Value Hub will release survey results for Mississippi in the next couple weeks.