Sickening Stats Behind Low Healthcare Literacy.
Healthcare today is confusing.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, only 12% of Americans have proficient healthcare literacy.
The burden of navigating the healthcare system weighs heavily on most, from struggling to understand medical bills to understanding their benefits. With little to no support, many are left to take their health into their own hands—for better or for worse.
We took a look at what’s contributing to the struggles many Americans face when it comes to their healthcare in our latest infographic:
- 70% feel the system is hard to navigate
- 65% don’t understand their medical bills.
- 39% don’t feel well-supported with resources or knowing where to go to find information.