66% of Americans are stressed about health insurance costs: 3 things to know


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Across all income levels, two-thirds of U.S. adults cite health insurance costs as a stressor, according to a report from the American Psychological Association.

APA’s report, “Stress in America: Uncertainty About Health Care,” examines responses from 3,440 adults who completed an online survey by The Harris Poll from Aug. 2 to Aug. 31, 2017.

Here are three things to know from the report.

1. Sixty-three percent of adults said uncertainty about their future health and the health of others is a stressor.

2. Personal health concerns or health problems affecting family members reflect a “very” or “somewhat” significant source of stress for 60 percent of respondents.

3. On a 10-point scale, where 1 is “little or no stress” and 10 is “a great deal of stress,” uninsured respondents reported average stress levels of 5.6. This is compared to insured adults, who reported average stress levels of 4.7.

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