eHealth Report Highlights Latest Consumer Sentiments on COVID-19, Government Response, and Test Availability

Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 9:00 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) (eHealth.com), a leading online private health insurance marketplace, released results from a new survey of more than 1,000 Americans on COVID-19, two years into the pandemic.

Respondents were more likely to say their confidence in the government's handling of the crisis has decreased rather than increased in the past year (38% vs. 26%), and nearly three in ten report that they have had difficulty accessing COVID tests in the past six months.

Additional key findings:

  • 48% of respondents say they disapprove of the government's handling of the omicron variant.
  • Fewer than half (47%) say they would comply with open-ended COVID booster recommendations from government or medical authorities.
  • If elections were held today, 78% say the government's handling of the COVID crisis would be among their top three priorities, compared to only 46% in November of 2020.
  • 25% say they have skipped getting tested because it was hard for them to find testing options.
  • Respondents were more likely to express concern about not having access to medical care for non-COVID needs (78%) than about contracting the omicron variant (74%).

Read the full report.

eHealth's survey of general population respondents was conducted in January of 2022 and a total of 1,077 responses were collected. For additional information, please refer to the full report.

About eHealth
eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) operates a leading health insurance marketplace at eHealth.com  and eHealthMedicare.com with technology that provides consumers with health insurance enrollment solutions. Since 1997, we have connected more than 8 million members with quality, affordable health insurance, Medicare options, and ancillary plans. Our proprietary marketplace offers Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, Medicare Part D prescription drug, individual, family, small business and other plans from over 200 health insurance carriers across fifty states and the District of Columbia.

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