Humana Inc. is backing an effort to help Americans do a better job of budgeting for health care expenses.[@@]
Humana, Louisville, Ky., is working with Consumer Action, San Francisco, a consumer group, to support a new health care budgeting Web site, at http://www.familyhealthbudget.com
Humana and Consumer Action recently held a press conference here in Washington to release results of a survey of 2,000 U.S. adults that looking at consumers’ health care budgeting efforts.
Although 74% of the survey participants said they worry about rising health care costs, and 24% have gone into debt due to health care bills, only 51% budget for health care expenses. Only 20% know how much they spent on health care expenses last year, according to the researchers who conducted the survey.