Optimism vs. Pessimism: The Glass Half Full Is Larger | Managed Healthcare Executive® State of the Industry Survey

MHE Publication, MHE January 2023, Volume 33, Issue 1

Thirty-seven percent of the respondents rated themselves as optimistic about the near-term future of U.S. healthcare.

Optimism about the near future of U.S. healthcare outpaced pessimism in the Managed Healthcare Executive® annual State of the Industry survey. But it wasn’t by the largest of margins.

Thirty-seven percent of the 450 respondents to the survey rated themselves as optimistic about the near-term future of U.S. health, although the milder “somewhat optimistic” group (23%) was larger than the very optimistic group (14%). Twenty-four percent were on pessimistic, 19% classifying themselves as somewhat pessimistic and just 5% rating themselves as very pessimistic.The largest group (39%0 occupied a middle ground and rated themselves as neutral.