Wisconsinites on either side of the aisle are concerned about the high cost of healtcare, and are waiting to support government-led solutions, The Wisconsin Examiner reports.
Citing a new study developed by Citizen Action of Wisconsin and nonprofit healthcare research organization Altarum Healthcare Value Hub, the media outlet writes that four out of five people are worried that they won’t be able to afford healthcare in the future with more than half (53%) of those surveyed experienced healthcare affordability burdens in the past year.
The outlet reports that nearly “half of survey respondents said they had delayed or skipped needed healthcare, by canceling appointments or not filling needed prescriptions, due to cost.”
“The main problem with our healthcare system is price,” Robert Kraig, executive director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin told the media outlet. “On a global scale, we pay far more than any other country for healthcare.”
After examining the data, the survey authors concluded: “Wisconsin residents see government as the key stakeholder that needs to act to address health system problems,” the survey’s authors concluded. “Moreover healthcare problems trump other issues that Wisconsinites want their elected representatives to work on.”
Read more about Wisconsinites’ concerns about the cost of healthcare in the state here.