Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

Source: Health Security Watch: February 2004

I’m going to read you a list of things that some people worry about and others do not. I’d like you to tell me how worried you are about each of the following things. (First,) how worried are you about…? Are you very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not at all worried?

 

Very worried

Somewhat worried

Not too worried

Not at all worried

DK/Ref.

HEALTH CARE WORRIES

 

 

 

 

 

Having to pay more for your health care or health insurance

47

31

10

12

1

Not being able to afford the health care services you think you need

38

24

18

19

Not being able to afford the prescription drugs you need

36

23

18

22

1

Your health plan being more concerned about saving money for the plan than about what is the best treatment for you*

35

32

15

15

3

Losing your health insurance coverage*

32

19

19

29

The quality of health care services you receive getting worse

29

29

19

22

1

Having to stay in your current job instead of taking a new job for fear of losing health benefits**

17

14

16

51

1

OTHER WORRIES

 

 

 

 

 

Your income not keeping up with rising prices

40

29

14

16

1

Not being able to pay your rent or mortgage

27

16

19

37

Losing your savings in the stock market

23

17

15

43

1

Losing your job***

21

16

23

40

Being the victim of a terrorist attack

20

27

27

26

1

Being the victim of a violent crime

19

25

29

26

‡ Indicates less than .5%

* Based on those with health insurance coverage only.

** Based on those who are employed with health insurance coverage only.

*** Based on employed only.

Survey by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Harvard School of Public Health. Methodology: 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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