The pandemic has made Brazilians maintain the desire to be employed or stay connected to a health plan and has made the population’s desire to have their cars, cell phones, computers and high-speed internet access to grow. This is illustrated by a survey conducted by the Vox Populi Institute commissioned by IESS, the Institute for Complementary Health Studies.
As in the previous five editions of the survey, which take place every two years, having a health plan is Brazilians’ third biggest desire, after home ownership and education.
According to Jose Sechin, supervisor of IESS, the period of the pandemic and new needs facing social isolation, such as telework and education, and telemedicine, for example, justify mentioning technologies.
As for their car, which ranked fourth in the survey, this desire also emerges as a resource aimed at avoiding infection with the new coronavirus, Cechin explains.
The survey also showed that most Brazilians are satisfied with their health plan, and 86% would recommend it to friends and family.
For civil servant Francisco Nascimento, who is based in Brasilia, having a health plan became essential due to the difficulty of obtaining assistance in the unified health system.
According to IESS, the study could serve as a basis for organization and discussion about complementary health, explained Jose Sechin. The survey was conducted in eight metropolitan capitals, between April 15 and 26 this year, and listened to 3.2 thousand people.