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Health News Index – September/October 2001

The September/October 2001 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered in the news, including reports about rising health insurance premiums and Americans most important sources for health news and information. The Health News Index is designed to…

Race and Ethnicity in 2001: Attitudes, Perceptions and Experiences

The Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard University Survey Project’s latest findings appeared in a series of occasional articles in The Washington Post beginning on June 22, 2001. The survey explores the public’s perspectives on social policies and the role of government, perceptions of the life experiences of people from other racial…

One Year Later: Medical Abortion After FDA Approval-3170

One Year Later: Medical Abortion After FDA ApprovalOn September 28, 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved mifepristone (RU486), the first dedicated medical abortion pill regimen. Many advocates on both sides of the abortion debate predicted that arrival of this new option would transform the abortion landscape – for…

New Survey on Consumer Experiences with Health Plans

Survey on Consumer Experiences with Health PlansA Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health survey found that more than six in ten privately insured American adults under age 65 give their health plans a grade of A or B, but nearly half report having some type of problem with their…

Public Opinion Update: The Public, Managed Care, and Consumer Protections

The Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard School of Public Health monitored consumer experiences with managed care and attitudes toward alternative consumer protection approaches. This Public Opinion Update summarizes key findings from surveys conducted between 1997 and 2001, a period in which the intensity of public debate and media attention paid…

Health News Index – July/August 2001

The July/August 2001 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health, Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered in the news, including stem cell research and patients rights legislation. The Health News Index is designed to help the news media and people in the health…

Employers Attitudes Toward Patients Rights

A national survey of employers, released jointly by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust, found that smaller employers (3 to 199 employees) are significantly more likely than larger employers (200 or more employers) to support a person's right to sue a health plan, and somewhat…

Medicare and Prescription Drug Focus Groups

Summary ReportThis report, : Summary Report, produced jointly by the bipartisan team of Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies and Geoff Garin of Peter D. Hart Research Associates, presents key findings from a series of eight focus groups on the Medicare program and the current debate over prescription drug coverage…

New V-Chip and TV Ratings Study Release

A Kaiser Family Foundation survey released in July 2001 found that 40% of American parents now own a TV equipped with a V-Chip. While parents express high levels of concern about children's exposure to TV sex and violence, just 17% of those who own a V-Chip or 7% of all…

National Surveys of the Role of Polls in Policymaking

Three companion surveys by the Kaiser Family Foundation, conducted in collaboration with Public Perspective magazine, give new insight into how the public, policy leaders and media professionals view public opinion polls. The surveys show that while policy leaders and journalists see polls as an effective tool for giving the public…