Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

Source: Health Care Priorities: April 2003 (2)

 

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

 

 

 

Apr-03

COSTS (NET)

35

Cost of prescription drugs/medicines

15

Cost of health care

15

Cost of insurance/affordable insurance

7

Costs – other (incl. doctor and hospital costs)

3

Seniors’ issues (NET)

23

Senior citizens’ care/ issues (incl. Social Security)

12

Coverage of rx drugs (for elderly and disabled)

8

Medicare

5

MEDICAL CONDITIONS/PROCEDURES (NET)

16

Cancer/Cancer Research

6

AIDS/AIDS research/HIV

4

Medical Conditions/ Procedures – other

10

ACCESS (NET)

23

Universal coverage / coverage for uninsured

15

Health care availability (general)

4

Health care for the poor

3

Access to health care – other (incl. staff cutbacks and difficulties w/pre-existing conditions)

3

INSURANCE COMPANY CONCERNS (NET)

8

Health insurance (general)

5

HMO/Managed care concerns

3

OTHER POLICY (NET)

9

Children’s care/issues

3

Quality of care

2

Other policy/social issues (incl. abortion, drug abuse, Medicaid, etc.)

4

 

 

Note: Adds up to more than 100 percent because respondents were allowed to give more than one answer.

 

Survey by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Methodology: A nationally representative sample of 1,211 adults ages 18 and older was interviewed by telephone by Princeton Survey Research Associates International between April 3 and April 6, 2003.

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