Gallup poll shows consumers are highly satisfied with cost of health insurance
Gallup, one of the world’s leading market research firms, has released the results of its latest Health and Healthcare Poll, which was conducted between November 15 and 18 of this year. The poll seeks information concerning the satisfaction that U.S. consumers have with their health insurance providers and has a strong emphasis on cost. The level of satisfaction of most consumers is often determined by how much they pay for health insurance, with the quality of the benefits they receive also acting as a major factor.
High satisfaction reported among Medicaid and Medicare recipients
According to the poll by Gallup, six out of 10 U.S. consumers are satisfied with how much they pay for their health insurance coverage. The poll shows that the highest levels of consumers satisfaction can be found amongst recipients of Medicare and Medicaid. These consumers are highly satisfied with the benefits they receive and the price of their coverage. The poll shows that 76% of consumers taking advantage of these two programs are satisfied with the costs. Gallup notes that satisfaction among these consumers have been on the rise for the past two years.
Employers continue sharing cost of health insurance with workers
The poll shows that approximately 64% of U.S. consumers with private health insurance coverage claim that they share the costs of their policies with their employer, up from the 54% that had claimed this in 2001. The poll shows that fewer employers are paying the full cost of coverage for the health insurance plans they offer their workers, while the number of people that pay the entire cost for their health insurance coverage has remained unchanged since 2001.
Gallup notes rising cost of health insurance coverage throughout US
Gallup notes that health insurance costs are on the rise throughout the U.S. The poll shows that 71% of consumers have reported that their health insurance costs have risen over the past year. Approximately 29% reported that their health insurance costs have increased significantly, with 22% reporting only a modest increase, if not unchanged.