Are People With Public Health Insurance More Satisfied With Care?

People with employer-sponsored and individually purchased private insurance were more likely to report poor access to health care, higher costs of care and less satisfaction with care compared with individuals covered by public insurance programs, according to a recent study published in JAMA Network Open. The researchers studied data from the 2016-2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System on nearly 150,000 individuals and found that Medicare beneficiaries were more likely to have a health care provider and were the most satisfied with their care compared with individuals enrolled in other programs. Meanwhile, individuals with private insurance were more likely to have medical debt.

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Jinghong Chen

Jinghong Chen Reporter

Jinghong has been producing infographics and data stories on employer-sponsored insurance, public health insurance programs and prescription drug coverage for AIS Health’s Health Plan Weekly and Radar on Drug Benefits since 2018. She also manages AIS Health’s annual executive compensation database for top insurers and Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliates. Before joining AIS Health, she interned at WBEZ, Al Jazeera English and The New York Times Chinese. She graduated from Missouri School of Journalism with a focus on data journalism and international reporting.

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