Fierce Healthcare September 29, 2022
Even amid high levels of insurance coverage, more and more Americans are finding it difficult to afford healthcare, a new survey found.
The survey, released Thursday by the Commonwealth Fund, showed insurance coverage doesn’t always provide enough financial protection against rising costs. It also found that certain groups such as Hispanics and lower-income individuals were chronically uninsured.
“The Affordable Care Act made great strides for better access to health insurance,” said David Blumenthal, M.D., president of the Commonwealth Fund, in a reporter briefing Wednesday. “However, more work is needed to fill the remaining coverage gaps.”
The survey, fielded from March 28 through July 4, found 43% of working-age adults surveyed were inadequately insured. This figure includes 9%...