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7 in 10 report that they or someone they know had trouble using their health insurance in the past year

Insurance premiums top list of family budget concerns

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today released a first of its kind poll examining Americans’ concerns about their health care and coverage. The survey of more than 20,000 health care consumers, conducted by Morning Consult, underscores the importance of access to health care services in the fight against chronic disease. The survey takes a closer look at how consumers use the health care system, the barriers they face and the solutions they would like to see; the data is available at the state and Congressional district level.

Plenty about the mechanics of health care, not enough about how the system helps people, affects family finances.

“We hear a lot about the mechanics of our health care system, but not enough about how the system helps people or affects family finances,” said PFCD Chairman Ken Thorpe, Ph.D. “This survey shines a light on the challenges consumers face when it comes to using their health care coverage. Unfortunately, this survey finds patients are facing less coverage and higher costs than they expected, making access to care – especially for those with one or more chronic conditions – more difficult.”

“Morning Consult has transformed how research is conducted and how data is made available to inform the public debate. This unprecedented data collection project with the Partnership to Fight Chronic disease involves nearly 22,000 interviews nationally and allows for in-depth insights at the state level and across numerous disease groups,” said Kyle Dropp, Cofounder and Chief Research Officer of The Morning Consult…

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