Study Finds Majority of Kentuckians Favor Universal Healthcare

Asclepius Initiative

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — An overwhelming majority of Kentuckians favor a national government health plan, according to a new study conducted by a Kentucky-based health care advocacy group.

The Asclepius Initiative crafted the survey of 1,000 adult Kentuckians. The study found that two-thirds (67%) favor a government health plan that would provide health insurance for everyone. In addition, three-fourths (75%) of those surveyed feel health care is a basic human right.

“The results of this survey clearly indicate there is a desire for systemic change in the current healthcare system,” said Dr. Susan Bornstein, OB-GYN and CEO/Founder of Asclepius Initiative.

Additional findings:

  • Four in 10 Kentuckians would make life changes, if they did not have to worry about health insurance coverage;

  • As a result of medical costs;

    • 59% of Kentuckians have avoided going to the doctor;

    • 53% skipped or stopped follow up care;

    • 43%

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