Nearly 40% Of Americans Would Think Twice About Seeking Medical Care for Coronavirus Due to Cost
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of healthcare is still a factor for many Americans during the Coronavirus pandemic. A recent healthinsurance.com survey finds that 39% of Americans would think twice about seeking medical care for Coronavirus due to cost. That’s less than the 61% of respondents that said they’ve avoided seeking medical care due to cost before the Coronavirus pandemic.
When asked about who should pay for COVID-19 testing, 54% believe it should be a combined effort between the Government and health insurance carriers.
When it comes to accessing medical care during the Coronavirus pandemic, 64% of respondents said they intend to use telemedicine services, but only 9% have actually used these services so far. In fact, 61% of respondents said they were familiar with telemedicine before the Coronavirus pandemic, but only 21% had actually tried it.
View the full survey results here: www.healthinsurance.com/learning-center/article/telemedicine-for-coronavirus-treatment
The above results were gathered through an online poll of more than 1,000 Americans between the ages of 18-64. The poll was conducted from March 20, 2020 to March 23, 2020, gleaning representative samples from each state based on population.
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