FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
SALT LAKE-- Utah Health Policy Project has been working with
the Healthcare Value Hub
to identify viable solutions to target healthcare affordability issues in Utah.
Nationally, consumer worry about healthcare affordability is well documented but now – for the first time—a new survey reveals how affordability concerns and ideas for action play out in Utah.
is a nonprofit that works to advance healthcare solutions through a variety or research and advisory services.
The Healthcare Value Hub
operates within Altarum and reviews nationwide evidence to identify which policies and practices work. They offer their expertise on a state based level, free of charge, to help people live their healthiest lives.
From August 28th to September 14th, 2018, Altarum surveyed more than 1,000 Utahn adults – ages 18 and older.
This new poll is the
survey that places all these burdens in the same instrument and is able to produce this overall number. Moreover, cost barriers far exceed any other reason for not getting needed healthcare.
Four targeted reports were released:
- Utah Residents Struggle to Afford High Healthcare Costs: Support a Range of Government Solutions Across Party Lines
- Utah Residents Worried about High Drug Costs–Support a Range of Government Solutions
- Many Privately-Insured Utah Residents Receive Unexpected Medical Bills; More Than One-Third Unhappy with Resolution, May Not Understand Options for Assistance
- Views on Healthcare Price and Quality Transparency Among Utah Adults
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