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The Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index September/October 1999


The September/October 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 uninsured, Patients’ Rights and health care reform proposals by democratic presidential candidates. The survey is based on a national random sample of 1,033 Americans conducted October 8-12, 1999 which measures public knowledge of health stories covered by 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.