Following May’s Mental Health Awareness Month, Consumers for Quality Care released a survey, conducted by Impact Research and Public Opinion Strategies, showing the importance of closing the gaps in health insurance based on Americans’ experience with the health care system. We’ve got a long way to go when it comes to delivering for consumers — especially in the mental care health space.
The survey shows that most Americans want greater affordability and accessibility of mental health care. Many survey respondents shared that they, especially if under the age of 50, find it difficult to locate a provider covered by their insurance. This is unacceptable, especially as the country sees a 25% increase in the prevalence of anxiety and depression since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.