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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…

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…

Medicare and Prescription Drug Focus Groups

Summary Report This 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…

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…

Health News Index – May/June 2001

Health News Index May/June, 2001 The May/June 2001 edition of the Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered in the news, including the Supreme Court ruling regarding the distribution of medical marijuana and the debate in Congress over a Patients Bill of Rights. This edition also includes…

Condom Ads on TV: Unwrapping the Controversy

Ever seen a condom advertised on TV? Up until a few years ago, the answer was almost always “no.” But condoms and other topics once considered “taboo” are beginning to make an appearance on the small screen. A number of leading broadcast networks, as well as cable channels have in…

The AIDS Epidemic at 20 Years: THE VIEW FROM AMERICA Survey

Twenty years into the AIDS epidemic, the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted its most recent survey of Americans about HIV/AIDS. This report summarizes the key findings from the survey, including analysis of trends over time and across race/ethnicity, age, and gender. It describes Americans’ concerns about HIV/AIDS as a personal, national,…

Recent Attitudes Towards Patients Rights and Managed Care

Newly released survey findings show continued public support for patient protections, including the right to sue health plans, but that support erodes if people believe that the cost of health insurance may increase or that companies might stop offering health coverage to their workers. The survey found that the percentage…

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.…

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