Findings From the 2003 Health Confidence Survey: Americans Increasingly Worried About Health Care Costs

October 2003, Vol. 24, No. 10
Paperback, 16 pp.
PDF, 175 kb
Employee Benefit Research Institute, 2003

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Executive Summary

Findings From the 2003 Health Confidence Survey: Americans Increasingly Worried About Health Care Costs—The sixth annual Health Confidence Survey (HCS) finds that almost one-half of Americans continue to be extremely or very satisfied with the quality of medical care they receive. However, they are increasingly dissatisfied with the costs of health insurance and the costs of care not covered by insurance, and continue to lose confidence in certain aspects of health care as they look to the next 10 years and to the future of the Medicare system. They also continue to identify health care as one of the nation's most critical issues.