From the land of "Duh!" comes this report from the folks at Kaiser Health News.
A survey of ages 18 - 64 with employer paid health insurance found that
- 60% were unwilling to pay more for brand name drugs
- 61% were not willing to opt for a higher deductible, even if it meant saving premium dollars
- 65% would not accept a more restrictive list of docs and hospitals
But a surprising (to me at least) 68% said they would be willing to participate in a wellness program.
I wonder if it is like those New Year resolutions that are well intended but somehow fall by the wayside in a few weeks. Gym rats hate January and February because of overcrowding, but by March things are back to normal.
Kind of like the Easter-Christmas church goers.
The poll found two-thirds of Americans are positive about one new government action on health care: the new rule that requires insurers to cover the full cost of birth control and other preventive health services for women. Not surprisingly, support is strongest among those of child-bearing age, while seniors are split about the plan.
Well of course.
Anything that is free is good, right?