- 88 percent of those interviewed said the available information is confusing and complicated.
- 84 percent complained that health plans provide conflicting details.
- 83 percent said that, in the end, it can be too hard determining which plan is best for them.
Most support health reform, but many can't explain itThe survey touched on other noteworthy elements, including health reform:
- More than 75 percent believe the key features of health reform are important for them and their families. But 41 percent stressed that they need more information to understand its impact.
- While trimming medical costs is a major political and social issue, many people don't closely monitor their own costs. Forty-three percent rarely or never track how much they spend on out-of-pocket health expenses.
- Forty-one percent have skipped a dose of prescribed medication, stopped taking medication or delayed a needed medical procedure because of associated costs. Seventy-six percent of people in fair or poor health and 57 percent with chronic conditions are the most likely to do so.