Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Care Consumer Confidence Index: June 2009 Findings

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Care Consumer Confidence Index (RWJF Index) found that American’s confidence in their health insurance coverage and access to health care rose slightly in June. The RWJF Index rose 3.6 points last month to 102.3, up from the May confidence level of 98.7.

The June survey found that minorities and individuals with lower incomes report a lower confidence level in health care. White, non-Hispanic respondents had a confidence level of 105.9 points while respondents of other races had a level of 86.9 points.

Additionally, people with incomes in the bottom third of those surveyed had a confidence level of 87.5 compared to a confidence level of 118.0 for those in the top third of incomes.

Watch Robert Wood Johnson's Andrew Hyman, team director and senior program officer, discuss the RWJF Index findings.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Care Consumer Confidence Index (RWJF Index) is a monthly survey that evaluates consumer confidence in American health care. The RWJF index is created by the University of Minnesota's State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) using data collected as part of the Surveys of Consumers, a monthly survey of 500 households conducted by the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan.

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