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MORNING

A Survey
OnCONSULT
Behalf Of:

Data from a national survey of 1,908 registered voters, conducted


November 7-9, 2014 by Paragon Insights.
#141104

On behalf of PhRMA, Morning Consult conducted a


national survey of 1,908 registered voters from
November 7-9, 2014.
The interviews were conducted online and the data were
weighted to approximate a target sample
of registered voters based on age, race/ethnicity,
gender, educational attainment, region, annual
household income, home ownership status and marital
status.
Results from the full survey have a margin of error of
2.2%.
PhRMA Survey, November 2014

MORNING CONSULT

Key Data

WITH RESPECT TO HEALTH INSURANCE, MORE THAN


60% OF AMERICANS ARE MOST CONCERNED ABOUT
COST.
Thinking a little more about health insurancewhich of the following are you most concerned
with when it comes to health insurance coverage?
Out-of-pocket costs, such as
copays and coinsurance

31%

The cost of health insurance


premiums

30%

Having access to doctors and


hospitals of your choice

18%

Needed medicines are covered

9%

The amount of your deductible

9%

141104 PhRMA Survey, November 7-9, 2014, N=1,908 Registered Voters

MORE THAN 7 IN 10 AMERICANS BELIEVE THE


GOVERNMENT SHOULD ENSURE THAT HEALTH PLANS
MEET THE STANDARDS OF THE ACA.
Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements
The government should review health insurance plans to make sure they provide adequate coverage and meet
the standards of the health care law that was passed in 2010.
+52
72%

45%
Strongly

20%
11%
Strongly

Agree

Disagree
Total

141104 PhRMA Survey, November 7-9, 2014, N=1,908 Registered Voters

AMERICANS STRONGLY REFUTE THE NOTION THAT


INSURANCE COMPANIES SHOULD HAVE A SAY IN
WHICH MEDICINES DOCTORS CAN PRESCRIBE.
Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements
Insurance companies should have a say in medicines prescribed by doctors.

-48
71%

52%
Strongly

23%

Agree

Disagree
Total

141104 PhRMA Survey, November 7-9, 2014, N=1,908 Registered Voters

AN OVERHWELMING MAJORITY OF AMERICANS BELIEVE


CONSUMERS SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO THE LIST OF
MEDICINES AND THE OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS WHEN
SELECTING A HEALTH PLAN.
Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements
When selecting a health insurance plan, consumers
should have full access to the list of medicines a health
insurance plan covers.

When selecting a health insurance plan, consumers


should have full access to the out-of-pocket costs they
would have to pay for medicines covered by the plan.

+88

+82

92%

87%

77%
Strongly

68%
Strongly

4%

Agree

Disagree
Total

141104 PhRMA Survey, November 7-9, 2014, N=1,908 Registered Voters

5%
Agree

Disagree
Total
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AMERICANS STRONGLY BELIEVE INSURANCE COMPANIES


SHOULD NOT STOP COVERING A MEDICINE IN THE MIDDLE
OF A PLAN YEAR.
Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement
Health insurance companies should not be allowed to stop covering a medicine
in the middle of a health insurance plan year.

+79
88%

77%
Strongly

68%
Strongly

9%
Agree

Disagree
Total

141104 PhRMA Survey, November 7-9, 2014, N=1,908 Registered Voters

THREE-QUARTERS OF AMERICANS BELIEVE HEALTH INSURANCE


SHOULD COVER THE SAME PROPORTION OR A LARGER
PROPORTION OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS AS THE COST OF
HOSPITAL AND PHYSICIAN SERVICES.
Do you believe health insurance should cover a smaller proportion of prescription drug costs than it covers for
hospitals and physician services, the same proportion of prescription drug costs as it covers for hospitals and
physician services, or a larger proportion of prescription drug costs as it covers for hospitals and physician services?

75%

No diff

44%
31%

6%
Smaller Proportion

Same Proportion

Larger Proportion

Total
141104 PhRMA Survey, November 7-9, 2014, N=1,908 Registered Voters

WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR


PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES, COVERAGE AND KNOWING OUT-OFPOCKET COSTS ARE THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT CRITERIA.
Please rate on a scale from 1-10 how important each of the following is when it comes to
coverage for prescription medicines.
By % 9-10
Your regular prescriptions are
covered by your insurance plan.

74%

You know what your out-ofpocket costs are.

68%

You do not need to get prior approval from


your insurance company for a needed
medicine or have to try a different medicine
before getting the one you were prescribed.

58%

Your preferred pharmacy is in your


plans network.

57%

You do not have to meet your


deductible before your prescription
medicines are covered.
141104 PhRMA Survey, November 7-9, 2014, N=1,908 Registered Voters

55%
10

AMERICANS WHO REGULARLY TAKE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ARE MUCH


MORE CONCERNED ABOUT COVERAGE, PRIOR APPROVAL, NETWORK
AND MEETING THE DEDUCTIBLE THERE IS LITTLE DIFFERENCE IN
COST HOWEVER.
Please rate on a scale from 1-10 how important each of the following is when it comes to
coverage for prescription medicines.

Your regular prescriptions are covered


by your insurance plan.
You know what your out-of-pocket
costs are.
You do not need to get prior approval
from your insurance company for a
needed medicine or have to try a
different medicine before getting the one
you were prescribed.
Your preferred pharmacy is in your
plans network.
You do not have to meet your deductible
before your prescription medicines are
covered.

Total
% 9-10

Take Rx
(61%)

Dont
Take Rx
(37%)

74%

79%

67%

68%

70%

66%

58%

65%

48%

57%

62%

48%

55%

62%

46%

141104 PhRMA Survey, November 7-9, 2014, N=1,908 Registered Voters

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