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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pulling It Together: A Public Opinion Surprise

Medicaid is the nation’s primary health insurance program for low-income people and people with disabilities, covering more than 60 million people this year.  And it’s about to get a lot of attention: it’s likely to be a prime target for spending reductions by “deficit hawks” in debate over the budget;…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Talking with Voters About the Uninsured

Ten focus groups were conducted with voters April through July 2001, prior to the tragedies of September 11th and broad public recognition of an economic slowdown. The report, Effective Language and Themes for Talking About the Uninsured, finds that at that time: voters were still surprised by basic facts about…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pulling It Together: Predictions

I usually don’t make predictions, unless they are backed up by the kind of statistical modeling we often produce.  But here are three predictions I am confident about that form the basis of this latest column. GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS WILL CONTINUE TO RISE AT HISTORICALLY MODERATE LEVELS, AT LEAST…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pulling It Together: Changing the HIV Testing Message

In 2006 the CDC began recommending routine HIV testing in health care settings for everyone between the ages of 13 and 64. Annual  testing is recommended for people at highest risk. Our 2011 survey of Americans and HIV released last week — our eighth comprehensive survey of its kind – …

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Report: Giving Voice to the People of New Orleans: The Kaiser Post-Katrina Baseline Survey

This May 2007 Kaiser Family Foundation report is the first of several that will track the progress and challenges facing people living in the New Orleans area in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. To conduct the study, a team of 41 interviewers visited 456 randomly selected census areas, documented the…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chartpack: Giving Voice to the People of New Orleans: The Kaiser Post-Katrina Baseline Survey

This chartpack provides key findings from a May 2007 Kaiser Family Foundation report on a major house-to-house survey on the experiences and challenges facing residents of the New Orleans area. Chartpack (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Massachusetts Health Reform Tracking Survey

This survey finds that, with a July 1 implementation milestone approaching, most Massachusetts residents support a new state law to provide health coverage to almost all residents, including the individual mandate that requires residents to obtain coverage or pay a penalty. The poll, conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Next Steps in Covering Uninsured Children: Findings from the Kaiser Survey of Children’s Health Coverage

This issue brief provides key findings from the Kaiser Survey of Children’s Health Coverage, including that many low- and middle-income working families with an uninsured child do not have access to employer-sponsored health insurance. The telephone survey of parents that was conducted in 2007 to learn more about children’s access…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Views of the New Medicare Drug Law – Chartpack By Income Group

This comprehensive survey of people on Medicare, conducted in June and July 2004, assesses their attitudes toward the new Medicare drug law. This chartpack, issued in September 2004, presents additional analysis on the survey data, looking at key findings broken down by income group.Chartpack (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Statewide Surveys of Californians on Public Attitudes Toward the Single Payer Ballot Initiatives (Proposition 186) – Report

Table 1: Reasons That Californians Voted Against Proposition 186 Responses of those who voted against Prop.186 There would be too much government involvement in your health care 57% The quality of medical care available to your family would decline 15% The total cost of health care would go up for…

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