Recently we surveyed our clients in several states on three basic questions, just to get a read on the marketplace this fall. The results are very concerning, and it looks like things are going to get worse before (and if) they ever get better.
- SKINNY NETWORK- is the in ability to access certain hospitals going to present an issue for you next year – of those responding 2/3 said it would be a problem.
- CHANGING PROVIDERS- 25% of our clients report they have had to change hospitals and/or doctors this year.
- FINANCIAL IMPACT- 20% report they cannot afford the premium they are paying, 37% report they cannot afford to meet their deductible, and 25% have had to cut other expenses to be able to afford their medical care.