U.S. consumers' confidence in access to health care and their future well-being declined last month, as debate over President Obama's proposed overhaul of the health system intensified, a new telephone survey found.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's monthly health care consumer confidence index found the largest drop in confidence to be among individuals age 65 and older, who registered a 10.4 point decline in their confidence level during the month.
Individuals in the age group 50-64 had the lowest confidence level overall. Last month the confidence level for the cohort fell 4.4 points from 95.1 points in June to 90.7 in July.
The overall score in July was 97.2, down from the June confidence level of 102.3. The measurement is based on a scale of 0 to 200 and was culled from telephone interviews with 500 respondents.
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I already can't afford health care for my family. We pay over $700 a month for my entire family to be insured and I personally have a $5000 deductible. What I fear more than health insurance prices going up is fear mongering and the spreading of lies...but hey, that seems to be the American way.
Answer by lucysmomrocks at 11:16 PM on Aug. 18, 2009
Do you fear not being able to afford health care in a few years?
No, I am really not worried about my family. We have saved from the time my hubby was an Airman 1st classm making crappy money and I was working 2 jobs and going to school We saved. We have a nice emergency fund. There were times we could only put $5.00/ week in. Over the years, it has accumulated. Plus, we have disability insurance, and a variety of other policies. It is NOT anyone's responsibility to take care of us other than US.
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