New Survey FindingsHealth News Stories followed By The PublicSeptember/October 1997Matt James (415)854-9400Chris Ferris (202)347-5270The health-related story followed most closely by Americans during September was the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) request that drug manufacturers remove the diet drugs commonly known as phen-fen from the market. That story was followed very…
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New Survey FindingsAmericans’ Confidence in For-Profit Health Care DeclinesBut Many Still View For-Profit Health Care Organizations Favorably on Key CriteriaFor immediate release: August 21, 1997 Contact: Matt James or Heather BalasMenlo Park, CA — At a time when for-profit health care providers like Columbia/HCA are receiving increasing scrutiny and media…
The January/February 1998 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index includes questions about major health issues covered in the news, including questions on Abortion, Medicare and Health Care Costs. The survey was based on a national random sample of 1,209 Americans conducted February 13-17, 1998 which measures public…
Health News Stories Followed By The PublicContacts: Matt James (415) 854-9400 Chris Ferris (202) 347-5270 October 1996The Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index is designed to help the news media and people in the health care field gain a better understanding of what health stories in the news Americans are…
This survey takes an in-depth look at Americans’ attitudes about sex and sexual health issues in the 90s, including sex education, sex in the media, sexually transmitted disease and unintended pregnancy, and how we talk (or not) about sexual issues with children and partners.
Kaiser Health Poll Report – November/December 2003A broad and informative bimonthly report, the Kaiser Health Poll Report provides key tracking information, including historical trends and in-depth analysis of public opinion about hot health care topics.The latest Current Feature examines public opinion of government spending on HIV/AIDS.The report also includes the…
Two and an half months into the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, where does the rollout of the law stand with marketplace coverage set to begin on January 1, 2014? Featuring two Kaiser Family Foundation experts–Larry Levitt, Co-Director of the Foundation’s Program for the Study of Health Reform and Private Insurance & Senior Vice President, and Jennifer Tolbert, State Health Policy Director–the webinar touched on some of the major questions as people start using ACA coverage and the end of the open enrollment period on March 31. Most of the hour was devoted to a question and answer session with the participating audience.
As part of the “Covering Health Reform” series, this webinar provided an overview of how the Affordable Care Act’s impact will vary for people in different circumstances, including those currently with employer coverage, those who buy their own insurance and those who are currently uninsured. The Foundation’s State Health Policy Director Jennifer Tolbert and Senior Fellow Karen Pollitz explained the law’s individual mandate, as well as its new coverage options, including new state insurance marketplaces, subsidies for people with low- and moderate incomes, and new rules prohibiting insurers from discriminating based on pre-existing conditions. They answered journalists’ questions about the law as part of the webinar.
This webinar looks at insurance rates and plan offerings in the new state-based marketplaces. The Co-Directors of the Foundation’s Program for the Study of Health Reform and Private Insurance, Senior Vice President Larry Levitt and Vice President Gary Claxton, will give a brief presentation on the early reports of rates, how and why they vary, and what consumers would pay after taking tax credits into account. They will also answer journalists’ questions about the new insurance market rules taking effect in 2014 and how to interpret insurance rates.
After more than three years of political controversy and legal challenges, the major coverage provisions of the 2010 Affordable Care Act are set to take effect January 1 — yet polling finds roughly half of Americans say they don’t know enough about the health reform law to understand how it will affect their families. With new state health insurance marketplaces set to enroll people in coverage starting October 1, local and national print, online, television and radio news outlets will play a critical role in educating their audiences about the law’s new realities.
As part of its Media Fellowships Program, the Kaiser Family Foundation presents a series of free, interactive web briefings exclusively for journalists to address key aspects of the the Affordable Care Act, its implications for consumers, and strategies for connecting the dots for different audiences.