Becker's Healthcare February 21, 2024
Molly Gamble

The ability to afford unexpected medical bills and the cost of healthcare services top the list of Americans’ financial concerns headed into the 2024 presidential election.

The finding comes from a Feb. 21 KFF survey conducted Jan. 30 through Feb. 7 among a nationally representative sample of 1,309 U.S. adults.

Here are seven key findings from the poll:

1. Most adults are “very” or “somewhat” concerned about their ability to afford unexpected medical bills (74%) and healthcare services (73%) for themselves and their families. Additionally, 55% of adults indicate concern about affording prescription drug costs, while 48% of insured adults worried about being able to afford their monthly health insurance premium.

2. Concerns about the affordability of medical...

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