Maine 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 Maine.

A survey of more than 920 Maine adults, conducted from Oct. 18, 2021 to Oct. 28, 2021, found that:

  • More than 3 in 5 (63%) experienced one or more healthcare affordability burdens in the past year;
  • 4 in 5 (80%) are worried about affording healthcare in the future;
  • Over half (59%) 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.

2022 Data Briefs