Illinois Consumer Healthcare Experience State Survey

A survey of more than 1,000 Illinois adults, conducted from December 23, 2021 to January 2, 2022, found that:

  • Nearly 3 in 5 (58%) experienced healthcare affordability burdens in the past year;
  • 4 in 5 (80%) worry about affording healthcare in the future;
  • Black/African American respondents, Hispanic/Latinx respondents and respondents with disabilities are more likely to forgo care and incur 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 and regional survey results.

2022 Data Briefs

2020 Data Briefs

Statewide Reports

Regional Reports


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