Survey: 31.5% of Americans Open to Health Plans Run by Hospitals, Health Systems

Nearly 32 percent of Americans consider themselves very or somewhat likely to purchase health insurance through their local hospital or health system, according to a survey conducted by Valence Health.

HospitalValence surveyed 567 randomly selected consumers, with a focus on those who were commercially insured. Here are some more key findings:

1. Of those surveyed, 17 percent thought hospital-sponsored health plans would be somewhat less expensive than traditional insurance plans, and 6 percent thought the plans would be much less expensive, compared with 18 percent and 9 percent who thought hospital-sponsored plans would be somewhat more expensive and much more expensive, respectively.

2. Nineteen percent thought hospital-sponsored plans would offer somewhat higher quality care, and 4 percent thought the plans would offer much higher quality care. Conversely, 15 percent thought the plans would offer somewhat lower quality care, and 6 percent thought the care would be much lower quality.

3. The survey found 39 percent of consumers thought getting their healthcare services and insurance through one hospital or health system would mean better coordinated care.

For more information on Americans' attitudes toward health insurance, view the full survey results here.

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