Altarum’s Healthcare Value Hub has released Consumer Healthcare Experience State Surveys (CHESS) in Michigan and Maine.
Nationally, consumer worry about healthcare affordability is well documented but now—for the first time—the new surveys reveal how affordability concerns and ideas for action play out in Michigan and Maine.
In Michigan, nearly 3 in 5 (57%) experienced one or more affordability burdens in the past year and 4 in 5 (78%) worry about affording healthcare in the future.
In Maine, more than 3 in 5 (63%) of adults have experienced one or more affordability burdens in the past year and 4 in 5 (80%) are worried about affording healthcare in the future.
The Hub’s CHESS 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.