Washington Consumer Healthcare Experience State Survey

A survey of more than 1,300 Washington adults, conducted from August 3 to August 16, 2022, found that respondents are worried about affording healthcare and are looking to policymakers to address healthcare costs. Notably:

  • 3 in 5 (62%) respondents experienced at least one healthcare affordability burden in the past year;
  • 4 in 5 (81%) worry about affording healthcare in the future;
  • Lower-income respondents, respondents with disabilities and Black/African American and Hispanic/Latinx respondents reported higher rates of going without care and incurring debt due to healthcare costs; 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 survey results.

2022 Data Briefs