Survey: Over One-Third of Consumers Would Switch PCPs to Save Money

More than one-third of consumers would be willing to change primary care physicians to save on insurance premiums, according to a survey by HealthPocket.

During the study period (April 18 and April 21), respondents to an online survey were asked what annual savings, if any, on their health insurance premiums would compel them to switch to a new PCP.

The results showed 34.2 percent of all respondents would be willing to change PCPs to save money, and 54 percent of those willing to change would do so for the lowest savings amount presented in the survey ($500 to $1,000).

Among other respondents, 42.2 percent would not change PCPs, and 23.7 percent reported not having a PCP from which to change.

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