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Survey: Consumers and Congress Disagree on What’s “Affordable”

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by MICHAEL HAGERTY

Consumers value health insurance but often have to make sacrifices to afford it. Consumers and lawmakers disagree about what exactly “affordable” healthcare means. And doctors favor a new model for how they’re paid.

Those are just a few of the takeaways from a new survey the Texas Medical Center’s Health Policy Institute released today (Sept. 19, 2017). The purpose was to better understand people’s opinions on health insurance and how to bring down the cost of healthcare. Over the summer, they talked to more than 9,000 consumers in 15 different states and some 450 physicians around the country.

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