Healthcare insurance U.S. - payment difficulties for self-purchasers of insurance

The statistic represents the level of difficulty for Americans, who purchase their own health insurance plan, to pay for additional healthcare costs not covered by insurance. The results show that 24 percent of Americans found it very difficult to pay the additional costs.

How difficult is it for you to pay for your health care costs, including health insurance premiums and all other out-of-pocket costs?

Degree of difficultyPercentage of respondents
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Release date



United States

Survey time period

March 19 to April 2, 2010

Number of respondents

1,038 respondents

Age group

18-64 years

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* Self-purchaser: person who purchases his/her own health insurance plan and is not covered through his/her employer.

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