New Mexico Consumer Healthcare Experience State Survey

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

A survey of 1,170 New Mexico adults, conducted from July 16, 2021 to Aug. 11, 2021, found that:

  • Two-thirds (66%) experienced healthcare affordability burdens in the past year;
  • Four in five (80%) worry about affording healthcare in the future;
  • Three in five (60%) 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.

2021 Data Briefs