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Source: Health Care Priorities Among the Uninsured: December 2003 and February 2004

What do you think is the most important problem for the government to address? Is there another problem you think is almost as important for the government to address?

Asked of half sample Note:

Adds up to more than 100% because of multiple responses.

 

Total

Insured

under age 65

Uninsured

under age 65

Ages 65

and over

Economy

33

33

29

34

War

24

23

19

27

Health care

18

18

19

20

Terrorism/national security

11

12

9

9

Taxes/budget

9

9

9

10

Education

9

10

11

2

Crime

4

4

7

2

Don’t know/Refused

11

12

8

9

What do you think is the most important problem in health or health care for the government to address? Asked of half sample Note: Adds up to more than 100% because of multiple responses.

 

Total

Insured

under age 65

Uninsured

under age 65

Ages 65

and over

Costs

40

43

30

36

Medicare/senior’s issues

24

24

10

38

Access to care and insurance

18

18

26

13

Medical conditions

13

14

13

9

Insurance company concerns

7

8

6

3

Don’t know/Refused

13

11

26

13

Results based on combination of two surveys (in order to obtain large enough cell sizes for each group). Surveys by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Harvard School of Public Health. December 2003 survey: Fieldwork conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates, December 3-7, 2003 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult sample of 1,206. February 2004 survey: Fieldwork conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates, February 5-8, 2004 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult sample of 1,201.

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