About One-Fourth of Uninsured Believe They Cannot Afford Health Coverage, Poll Finds
About one-quarter of uninsured U.S. residents expect to remain without coverage because they do not think they will be able to afford coverage, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll. The survey showed that 41% of uninsured U.S. residents expect to remain uninsured, while about half expect to purchase coverage. Of those currently uninsured, about 70% said health insurance is something they need and 62% said health insurance is "very" important to them.
- "A Quarter of Uninsured Say They Can't Afford To Buy Coverage" (Carey, Kaiser Health News, 11/21).