Piggy banks with calculator and stethoscope A substantial 38 percent of respondents say they currently make contributions towards health care savings each month; 33 percent of those claim to do so aggressively. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Not only are consumers exercising discipline over saving for health care expenses, they’re focused on the cost of that care and the value they’re getting for their money.

Health care solutions firm Alegeus‘s 2019 Consumerism Index indicates that people are looking for overall value in health care, not just lower costs. In fact, they’re pushing themselves harder to get that value, with 70 percent “very focused” on getting the best value for their money.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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