People may seek out greater financial security and better access to health care
The coronavirus crisis has shown people just how quickly their lives can be turned upside down, and how powerless they can be in the face of these challenges. Many citizens are experiencing a sudden loss of ability to earn an income, which may lead to a greater emphasis on insurance, investments and rainy-day savings. The outbreak has also demonstrated the fragility of life, which could lead people to focus more on healthy living and the importance of a good health care system.
Until now, some pressing health care issues have gone unaddressed because of concerns about high costs. But in the aftermath of this crisis, societies will likely demand that their governments sustain a suitable health care model. Governments will, in turn, ask their societies for support, both financially and through changes in behavior, such as healthier food choices, a greater focus on hygiene and increased exercise. Regardless of how these behavioral changes manifest themselves, we think health care systems will become increasingly important in daily life, and we expect people will demand better access to high-quality care.