As the economy remains poor, the cost of health care remains a growing concern to consumers, according to Deloitte’s 2011 Survey of Health Care Consumers, which interviewed respondents in the United States, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Mexico, Portugal, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Among the U.S. respondents, 75 percent say the recent economic slowdown has affected their health care spending, with 41 percent saying they are spending more cautiously, 20 percent saying they have reduced spending, and 13 percent saying their spending has been cut considerably. Sixty-three percent report that their monthly health care spending restricts their ability to purchase other living needs, including housing, groceries, fuel and education.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account?



Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join now!

  • Unlimited access to - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and
  • Exclusive discounts on and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.