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Health Security Watch: October 2004

 

I’m going to read you a list of things that some people worry about and others do not.  I’d like you to tell me how worried you are about each of the following things.  (First,) how worried are you about…?

Are you very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not at all worried?

 

 

Very worried

Somewhat worried

Not too worried

Not at all worried

DK/Ref.

a.   Having to pay more for your health care or health insurance

47

31

9

12

1

b.   Not being able to afford the health care services you think you need

38

26

16

21

*

c.    The quality of health care services you receive getting worse

30

28

16

26

1

d.   Not being able to afford the prescription drugs you need

35

25

16

23

1

e.   Being the victim of a violent crime

19

27

27

27

1

f.    Being the victim of a terrorist attack

23

33

22

21

1

g.   Your income not keeping up with rising prices

46

25

11

17

*

h.   Losing your savings in the stock market

22

18

12

46

1

i.    Not being able to pay your rent or mortgage

27

16

17

39

1

Item J based on those who are employed (n=746)

j.    Losing your job

18

15

21

46

*

Item K based on those who are employed and insured (n=674)

k.   Having to stay in your current job instead of taking a new job for fear of losing health benefits

19

13

16

51

1

Items L-M based on those who are insured (n=1080)

l.    Losing your health insurance coverage

29

20

18

33

*

m.  Your HEALTH PLAN being more concerned about saving money for the plan than about what treatment is best for you

33

31

17

17

2

 

 

‡ Indicates less than .5%

 

* Based on those with health insurance coverage only.

** Based on those who are employed with health insurance coverage only.

*** Based on employed only.

 

 

Survey by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Harvard School of Public Health. Methodology: Fieldwork conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates, October 14-17, 2004 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult sample of 1,202. 

 

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