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The Role of Health Coverage for People with Disabilities

People with disabilities are at risk in the health-care system because of their wide-ranging health-care needs, their relatively heavy use of prescription drugs, health-care and support services, and typically low incomes. A new survey of people with permanent mental and/or physical disabilities explores their health-care experiences and challenges in accessing…

National Survey of the Public’s Views About Medicaid – Chartpack

This chartpack provides key findings from the national survey of the public on their views about Medicaid. The survey was conducted in April and May of 2005. The survey includes findings on Americans' personal experience with Medicaid, their knowledge of the program, and their opinion about the program's coverage and…

National Survey on Poverty in America

Americans aren’t thinking a lot about the poor these days. A new survey by NPR, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government found that only about one in 10 Americans names poverty, welfare, or something similar as one of the two top issues government should address.…

NewsHour/Kaiser Survey Underscores Difficulties Faced by Those Without Health Insurance

The National Survey on the Uninsured from The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and the Kaiser Family Foundation is this year's first nationwide survey on Americans' attitudes about the growing uninsured population and the difficulties uninsured people face getting medical care. The survey also assesses public attitudes on options to address…

The Four Americas:  Government and Social Policy Through the Eyes of America’s Multi-racial and Multi-ethnic Society

The Four Americas: Government and Social Policy Through the Eyes of America’s Multi-racial and Multi-ethnic SocietyThis report is the first of a series of surveys conducted jointly by The Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard University examining public knowledge, values and beliefs on major issues and challenges facing our nation, such as…

Pulling it Together: An Actuarial Rorschach Test

Drew Altman, Larry Levitt, Gary Claxton My colleagues have worked on this column with me and I invited them to join me as authors. As with pretty much every other discussion of health care going back to the days of Roosevelt, the great reform debate of 2009 (and now 2010)…

National Survey of Public Knowledge of Welfare Reform and the Federal Budget

Survey Shows “Two Faces” Of Public Opinion On Welfare Reform Americans Support Time Limits and Tough Work Requirements, But Reluctant to Abandon Those In Need Public Defines Welfare Broadly Understands Key Details of Welfare Programs Embargoed for release: 9:00 a.m. EST, Thursday, January 12, 1995 For further information contact: Matt…

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