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Questions - Health Care Costs - October 3-4, 2013

48% Say Private Sector Best Way to Keep Health Costs Down, 35% Say Government
Fewer Report Paying More for Drugs, Delaying Medical Visits to Save Money
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted October 3-4, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports

1* Do you have health insurance?

 

2* (Answered by 871 Adults Who Have Health Insurance) Have you changed your health insurance coverage in the past year to a less expensive option in order to save money?

 

3* How much do you pay out of pocket in a typical month for health insurance and other health care costs - Less than $150, $150-$300, $300-$500, greater than $500?

 

4* Are you paying more for health care now than you were a year ago?

 

5* A year from now, will the amount you spend for health care be higher, lower or about the same?

 

6* Are you paying more for prescription drugs than you were six months ago?

 

7* Have you ever not filled a prescription because the cost was too high?

 

8* Have you postponed any medical checkups or procedures to save money in the past six months?

 

9* Which has the best chance of keeping health care costs down and the quality of medical care up - the federal government or the private sector?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence