New Research Highlights Challenges for Privately Insured Consumers
By Consumers For Quality Care, on June 29, 2021
A report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that consumers with private health plans reported paying higher costs and receiving worse access to care, while being less satisfied with their overall coverage plans.
According to HealthcareDive, the study found that patients with private insurance – whether purchased individually or through an employer – were more likely to have medical debt than those covered by public plans.
Additionally, survey respondents with employer-sponsored insurance were less likely to have a personal physician and more likely to report instability in their coverage and difficulty receiving care or filling prescriptions due to costs as compared to patients on Medicare. With millions of Americans searching for affordable coverage options, it is clear more needs to be done to ensure quality coverage protections, rein in exorbitant premiums increase the overall quality of health care by making it affordable for everyone