Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Care Consumer Confidence Index

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Care Consumer Confidence Index

After a sharp rise in October, consumer confidence in their health care fell last month to levels closer to those seen throughout most of 2009, according to the latest Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Care Consumer Confidence Index (19 pages, PDF). The monthly index fell from 104.4 points in October to 96.9 points in November; since the index was launched in April, the average reading has been 99.2 points. On average this year, 81.7 percent of Americans said they believed it was important that the Obama administration include health reform in its plans to fix the ailing economy, 44.4 percent reported being concerned about their ability to afford routine care in the future, and 26.7 percent said they were concerned that medical bills would bankrupt them.