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Frowny face on scantron Respondents to a recent survey were given 15 true/false and multiple-choice questions about health care. The average score? Just 10 out of 15.

Americans may think they’re getting better at understanding the health care system, but the facts say otherwise. Bend Financial recently put 2,000 consumers to the test–literally. Respondents to a recent survey were given 15 true/false and multiple-choice questions about health care. The average score? Just 10 out of 15.

While this shouldn’t surprise advocates for consumer-driven health care, what may come as a surprise is the number of respondents who thought they did well on the quiz–46% through they got “all or most” correct. Gen Z and millennials were more likely to be confident in their answers, but also more likely to be wrong.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is managing editor at BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she spent the past eight years writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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