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Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index January/February 1999

The January/February 1999 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered in the news, including questions about the President Clinton’s State of the Union Address with special emphasis on his points on Health Care for Seniors and Social Security. The survey is based on a national random sample of 1,200 Americans conducted February 19-25, 1999 which measures public knowledge of health stories covered in the news media during the previous month. The Health News Index is designed to help the news media and people in the health field gain a better understanding of which health stories in the news Americans are following and what they understand about those health issues. Every two months, Kaiser/Harvard issues a new index report.