Health insurance

Jan 30, 2018

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

  Total agree Total dis-gree Strongly agree Agree Dis-agree Strongly dis-agree Don’t know   Sep 2017 agree Sep 2017 dis-agree
If the private health insurance industry wants to increase fees it should have limits to the profits it can make. 83% 8% 44% 39% 6% 2% 10% 84% 8%
The government should do more to keep private health insurance affordable 83% 11% 46% 37% 6% 2% 9% 85% 7%
The government should cap increases in private health insurance premiums at the level of inflation. 79% 9% 43% 36% 7% 2% 13% 82% 7%
Health insurance isn’t worth the money you pay for it. 60% 27%   29% 31% 21% 6% 13% 60% 27%
The private health industry provides value for money 27% 62% 5% 22% 34% 28% 12%   31% 59%

 

 

 

 

 

  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
If the private health insurance industry wants to increase fees it should have limits to the profits it can make. 83% 8% 89% 5% 83% 11% 74% 8%
The government should do more to keep private health insurance affordable 83% 11% 92% 4% 84% 10% 71% 13%
The government should cap increases in private health insurance premiums at the level of inflation. 79% 9% 86% 8% 79% 10% 70% 8%
Health insurance isn’t worth the money you pay for it. 60% 27%   52% 38% 83% 12% 67% 13%
The private health industry provides value for money 27% 62% 36% 58% 21% 73% 12% 65%

 

There was very strong agreement with the statements that “The government should do more to keep private health insurance affordable “ (83%), “If the private health insurance industry wants to increase fees it should have limits to the profits it can make” (83%) and “The government should cap increases in private health insurance premiums at the level of inflation” (79%).

60% agreed that “Health insurance isn’t worth the money you pay for it “ and 62% disagreed that “The private health industry provides value for money”.

There has been little change in these results since the question was asked in September.

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