One-Third of Americans Fear Health Care Prices

Austin York
February 28, 2020 - 7:54 pm
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Almost one-third of Americans say they fear not being able to pay for health care in the coming year, according to a Commonwealth Fund survey.

The survey found that 31 percent of those who responded were worried about being able to afford their health insurance in the next 12 months.

29 percent feared they wouldn't have enough money to pay for out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs, and 32 percent worried about being able to afford other out-of-pocket costs.

Nearly 80 percent thought reducing health care costs should be a high priority for the next president.

The poll included a nationally representative sample of 2,303 adults. ​