Survey of CT residents on health care affordability and COVID-19

Survey says: CT residents are worried about health care affordability, and they agree across party lines on solutions.

In May 2020, the Altarum Healthcare Value Hub conducted a poll of Connecticut residents, asking them a variety of questions around health care costs and affordability.  The results from the Altarum Consumer Healthcare Experience State Survey includes responses from over 900 Connecticut adults.  From this poll data, Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut and the Altarum Healthcare Value Hub have released a brief, available below.

It’s important to keep in mind that this survey was done two weeks after the COVID-19 peak in Connecticut, while residents were still under a stay at home order.

 

 

This brief shows that more than half of Connecticut residents struggle to afford health care costs, and 67 percent want the government to address health care affordability in the coming year, more than they want it to address joblessness or the economy. Those surveyed supported a wide range of government-based solutions across party lines. 

Full Brief | Highlights of residents’ worries | Highlights of proposed solutions