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Health boom on the way as survey reveals concerns

The UK healthcare market could be set to boom as a survey reveals that

nearly six million people in the UK are worried that they do not have

adequate health insurance.

Legal & General&#39s latest consumer intentions survey of over 1,000 adults

was carried out across the UK in June and reveals widespread concern.

A key finding is that more than one in 10 consumers are considering buying

some form of healthcare policy in the next 12 months.

About 15 per cent say they are not confident they have enough healthcare

cover while 13 per cent think their partner does not have sufficient cover

and just over 10 per cent are worried they do not have an adequate level of

cover between them.

L&G says people are increasingly aware they need to make their own

provision to meet possible needs. It believes its next survey in Sep-tember

will show that more customers have been prom-pted to review their

healthcare provision.

It is encouraging people to consider its range of products, from hospital

cash plans to comprehensive private medical plans.

Legal & General Insurance managing director John Castagno says: “Our

survey ref-lects the debate on public healthcare provision. Consumers are

worried that their current healthcare provisions may not meet their needs.”

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