Health insurance

Sep 26, 2017

Q. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about health insurance?

  Total agree Total disagree Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don’t know
The government should do more to keep private health insurance affordable 85% 7% 49% 36% 5% 2% 7%
If the private health insurance industry wants to increase fees it should have limits to the profits it can make. 84% 8% 50% 34% 6% 2% 8%
The government should cap increases in private health insurance premiums at the level of inflation. 82% 7% 47% 35% 5% 2% 11%
Health insurance isn’t worth the money you pay for it. 60% 27%   29% 31% 20% 7% 12%
The private health industry provides value for money 31% 59% 7% 24% 31% 28% 11%

 

  Total agree Total disagree Have health insurance agree Have health insurance disagree Had health insurance agree Had health insurance disagree Never had health insurance agree Never had health insurance disagree
The government should do more to keep private health insurance affordable 85% 7% 92% 5% 77% 11% 76% 12%
If the private health insurance industry wants to increase fees it should have limits to the profits it can make. 84% 8% 88% 7% 85% 5% 76% 9%
The government should cap increases in private health insurance premiums at the level of inflation. 82% 7% 87% 7% 81% 7% 71% 9%
Health insurance isn’t worth the money you pay for it. 60% 27%   53% 37% 82% 10% 68% 12%
The private health industry provides value for money 31% 59% 42% 50% 13% 79% 14% 68%

 

There was very strong agreement with the statements that “The government should do more to keep private health insurance affordable “ (85%), “If the private health insurance industry wants to increase fees it should have limits to the profits it can make” (84%) and “The government should cap increases in private health insurance premiums at the level of inflation” (82%).

60% agreed that “Health insurance isn’t worth the money you pay for it “ and 59% disagreed that “The private health industry provides value for money”.