Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

Source: Health Care Priorities: February 2002 (2)

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

Asked of half sample

 

2-02

COSTS (NET)

26

Cost of prescription drugs/medicines

8

Cost of health care

10

Cost of insurance/affordable insurance

6

Costs – other (incl. doctor and hospital costs)

4

SENIORS’ ISSUES (NET)

22

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

11

Medicare

5

Coverage of rx drugs (for elderly/Medicare)

10

ACCESS TO CARE AND INSURANCE (NET)

19

Universal coverage / coverage for uninsured

8

Health care availability (general)

6

Health care for the poor

3

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

3

MEDICAL CONDITIONS (NET)

14

AIDS/AIDS research/HIV

5

Cancer/Cancer Research

3

Medical Conditions/ Procedures – other

8

INSURANCE COMPANY CONCERNS (NET)

9

Health insurance (general)

6

HMO/Managed care concerns

3

OTHER POLICY (NET)

12

Children’s care/issues

3

Quality of care

4

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

6

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, Harvard School of Public Health. Methodology: Fieldwork conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates, conducted January 31-February 3, 2002 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult sample of 1,203.

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