Six out of 10 U.S. adults are satisfied with
how much they pay for health insurance, but
those on Medicare and Medicaid are more
satisfied, a survey says.
Gallup’s annual Health and Healthcare
poll found satisfaction rates among Medicaid
and Medicare recipients reached a
new high the last two years, at 76 percent,
while those who have private insurance were
less satisfied at 57 percent.
Sixty-four percent of U.S. adults with private
insurance said their health premiums
costs are shared with their employer, up from
54 percent in 2001.
Of those polled, 71 percent said their
health insurance costs rose in the past year,
including 29 percent who said their costs
increased a lot, while 22 percent said their
cost share has not changed and 5 percent
reported a decrease.