Only 12% of Americans have proficient healthcare literacy.
That’s According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 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. Here’s a look at some of the stats we uncovered:
- 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.