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Today’s cost realities shape tomorrow’s fears

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Today’s cost realities shape tomorrow’s fear

Janine Beekman is an associate research scientist in Ipsos’ Public Affairs practice

Today’s cost realities shape tomorrow’s fearsIn our global healthcare survey, only one in five people said they think the cost of healthcare for their family will get better in the next decade. In the U.S., it’s worse, with just one in 10 having hope for lower costs. In Canada, it’s one in 20.

That clearly reflects today’s reality. In an Ipsos survey for Consumers for Quality Care, more people said they were concerned about the cost of healthcare than about the costs of housing, higher education, retirement and childcare. Part of the problem is a lack of consistency and transparency about costs in the healthcare system. Another part of the problem is that with so many players impacting costs, there’s plenty of blame to spread around.

Healthcare CostsSource: Ipsos poll conducted March 13-25, 2018 on behalf of Consumers for Quality Care among 1,700 adults interviewed via phone.

Transparency in healthcareSource: Ipsos poll conducted March 13-25, 2018 on behalf of Consumers for Quality Care among 1,700 adults interviewed via phone.

July 24, 2018