Survey: More Than Half of Uninsured U.S. Residents Cited Cost as Reason for Lack of Coverage
Despite being eligible for financial assistance to help them purchase health coverage, 53% of U.S. residents who were uninsured in 2014 cited cost as the main reason they lacked coverage, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey released Thursday. The survey also found that many of those who remained uninsured did not look into their coverage options. Specifically, 59% of uninsured respondents who likely were eligible for subsidies said they did not visit their state exchange, HealthCare.gov or their state's Medicaid agency.
- "Cost of Coverage Seen as Problem by Uninsured" (Viebeck, The Hill, 1/29).