Health insurance should be there for us when we need it. Instead, insurance companies are cutting more benefits, like ER care and access to telemedicine, and making more doctors out of network – all while raking in record-high profits.
Premiums, copays, and deductibles top the list of Americans’ concerns with their own health care, and 80% of voters agree their health care costs keep going up every year. With more than 70% of health care consumers struggling with out-of-pocket costs, it is wrong for Congress to talk about billions of dollars in insurance subsidies while they rake in more revenue each year.
- 70% of voters ‘agree’ or ‘strongly agree’ with the statement: “I feel like insurance companies are nickel and diming me with all of the out-of-pocket costs I have to pay.”
- 84% of voters agree that “insurance companies should not be allowed to sell plans that cover so little that going to the doctor isn’t affordable even with insurance.”
- 92% of voters agree that “insurance deductibles should be low enough that they don’t get in the way of getting the health care you need.”
- More than 80% of voters agree that we should strengthen protections and guarantee coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, including COVID-19.
Americans are struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the health of millions has been compromised. The last thing we need is to see the quality of our insurance coverage sacrificed to boost insurers’ bottom lines.
Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) is committed to being a voice for patients as they demand better health care. Email your representatives in Congress today and tell them to hold insurance companies accountable for providing quality, affordable health coverage now.