APA SURVEY: MAJORITY OF AMERICANS STRESSED BY COST OF HEALTH INSURANCE

Two-thirds of U.S. adults (66 percent) cite the cost of health insurance as a stressor for themselves, their loved ones or in general, when asked about specific health issues that cause them stress. This stress about the cost of health insurance seems to affect Americans at all income levels.

In addition, more than six in 10 adults (63 percent) cite uncertainty about the future, both with their own health and that of others, as a source of stress. Insurance costs and looming uncertainty about the future are just two of the numerous causes of stress surrounding health, according to the American Psychological Association’s report, “Stress in America™: Uncertainty About Health Care,” released on January 24 and based on data from the annual Stress in America™ survey, conducted online by The Harris Poll. Continue reading.

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