Sphygmometer
21 September

New Survey Reveals How Texans Feel About Health Care

Category: Adult Primary Care, Advocacy, Behavioral Health Services, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Public Affairs, Public Health

By India Ogazi

This week, Texas Medical Center released results of their “Nation’s Pulse” health care survey, which showed most consumers feel health insurance is important yet too expensive.

The reports says:

  • Sixty-one percent of Texans pay more out-of-pocket for health care versus two years ago – more than any other state
  • More than 6 in 10 uninsured Texans (65 percent) do not have insurance because it’s too expensive
  • More than half of Texans say that they cut down on other expenses to pay for healthcare (53 percent). They cut back on: savings, clothing and food

Read more about the report’s findings.