North Carolina Consumer Healthcare Experience State Survey

Nationally, consumer worry about healthcare affordability is well documented in the U.S., but now—for the first time—a new survey reveals how affordability concerns and ideas for action play out in North Carolina. 

A survey of more than 950 North Carolina adults, conducted from April 29, 2021 to May 25, 2021, found that:

  • More than 3 in 5 (63%) experienced healthcare affordability burdens in the past year;
  • More than 3 in 4 (78%) are worried about affording healthcare in the future;
  • Over half (54%) are worried about affording treatment for COVID-19 if they need it; and
  • Across party lines, respondents express strong support for government-led solutions.

Altarum’s Consumer Healthcare Experience State Survey (CHESS) is designed to elicit respondents’ unbiased views on a wide range of health system issues, including confidence using the health system, financial burden and views on fixes that might be needed.

Below are Data Briefs with statewide and regional survey results.

Data Briefs