For Immediate Release: March 19, 2018
Vermont Department of Health
Vermonters Urged to Participate in Household Health Insurance Survey
BURLINGTON – There’s a phone survey going on through May about household health insurance, and if you get a call, state health officials are hoping you’ll pick up. The Vermont Household Health Insurance Survey is conducted every few years to gather data pertaining to health care, health insurance coverage, frequency of doctor visits, and what influences decisions about whether or not to seek medical care.
The survey is being conducted for the Health Department by the Portland, Maine-based research company Market Decisions.
Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD says that by measuring changes in factors such as access to health care and the impact and affordability of insurance programs, policymakers can better evaluate and improve how health care is provided and covered in Vermont.
“Over the years these surveys have helped us understand what our citizen’s needs are regarding making health care more accessible and affordable,” said Dr. Levine. “We hope that everyone who gets one of the survey calls takes the few minutes to participate in this important study.”
Responses are strictly confidential, and Dr. Levine said no one will be asked for credit card or bank account details or to give their Social Security number.
Anyone who has questions about the survey itself, or to confirm a call is legitimate, can contact Dr. Brian Robertson, director of research at Market Decisions at 1-800-293-1538, or the Department of Health’s Division of Health Surveillance at 1-800-869-2871.
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