NEWS RELEASE: New State Data Reveals Minnesotans Struggle to Afford Healthcare; COVID Fears Spur Support for Government Action

Contact: Trisha Harms, 612-210-0819 


BREAKING: New State Data Reveals Minnesotans are Struggling to Afford Healthcare; COVID Fears Spur Support for Government Action

(St. Paul, MN) – Altarum Healthcare Value Hub released results from a new survey that looks specifically at how affordability concerns and ideas for action play out in Minnesota. 

A survey of more than 1,070 Minnesota adults, conducted from Oct. 30, 2020 to Nov. 27, 2020, found that: 

  • More than half (51%) experienced healthcare affordability burdens in the past year; 
  • Even more are worried about affording healthcare in the future; 
  • High numbers are worried about becoming ill from the coronavirus; and 
  • Across party lines, they express strong support for government-led solutions. 

Altarum’s Consumer Healthcare Experience State Survey (CHESS) is designed to elicit respondents’ unbiased views on a wide range of health system issues, including confidence using the health system, financial burden and views on fixes that might be needed. 

Read more: Minnesota Residents Struggle to Afford High Healthcare Costs; COVID Fears Add to Support for a Range of Government Solutions Across Party Lines 


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