COVID-19 testing is ramping up nationwide, and many states are continuing to see spikes in the number of Coronavirus cases. Along with social distancing still being the norm, the emotional and economic impacts of the pandemic continue to take its toll in the lives of millions of people.
So how do Americans feel about all that’s happening? We surveyed 1,000 U.S. adults to get feedback on topics like the Coronavirus vaccine and testing, social distancing and mental health, and the impact on the senior population.
Feedback from our heathinsurance.com survey on Coronavirus testing, mental health, and more revealed that most people have a positive view of the Coronavirus vaccine.
Nearly 80% of respondents would get a COVID-19 vaccine, while 64% said the vaccine should be required. Meanwhile, 90% of those surveyed feel that a COVID-19 vaccine should be free for everyone.
Our May 2020 survey also gauged the mental health and social behaviors of our respondents. Here’s what stood out: 40% have participated in virtual happy hours. 39% say their children are participating in more video chats with their grandparents.
But virtual connections aside, nearly 4 in 10 report feeling more stressed working from home during social distancing.
The pandemic may have caused us to get creative when connecting with family, friends and coworkers. But, unfortunately, COVID-19 is already hitting the job market in unfavorable ways.
For example, our Insurancenewsnet.com feature article reported that 1 in 4 of our survey responders know someone who lost their health insurance due to the pandemic. The article also revealed that 68% of respondents don’t know their coverage options if they lost their health insurance.
That’s why we made an effort to educate people on how to get health insurance if they’ve lost their jobs during COVID-19.
First, we stopped by Cheddar.com to discuss health insurance options, including ACA plans, COBRA options, and short-term health insurance plans, for those who have lost their employer-sponsored coverage during COVID-19.
And although it’s not a health insurance policy, a standalone telemedicine plan may be a good option if you’re unemployed and needing to see a doctor for a non-emergency condition. In fact, our May 2020 survey uncovered that one third of our respondents said they’ve used telemedicine during the pandemic.
We continuously monitor the news and conduct COVID-19 surveys to give you the latest insights into the pandemic. Some of the most pressing issues this month deal with insurance coverage for Coronavirus treatment and fears about contracting the virus.
And with the number of Coronavirus cases growing each day, many Americans feel that the government should be responsible for making sure everyone has health insurance coverage during the pandemic. And nearly 50% of people surveyed think “Medicare for All” would be the best health insurance option for the uninsured.
But regardless of having coverage, 2 in 5 of our survey respondents have avoided going to the hospital for a non-COVID-19 illness out of fear of getting the virus, according to our survey and Live Insurance News article.
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