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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard University Survey of Political Independents

This survey by The Washington Post, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University–the 16th in an ongoing partnership–provides a detailed look at self-identified independents: who they are, what issues matter to them, how they approach politics and elections, and their views on key issues including health care, Iraq, and immigration.…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Update on the Public’s Views of Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Services — Toplines

Update on the Public’s Views of Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Services – ToplinesThe Nursing Home Reform Law, part of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA ’87), was passed twenty years ago with hopes of improving the quality of nursing homes throughout the United States. Today, however, there are…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Public Views on Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Advertising

Mollyann Brodie, Kaiser vice president and director of Public Opinion and Media Research, testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations about the public’s views of prescription drugs, the pharmaceutical industry, and direct-to-consumer drug advertising. Brodie’s testimony was a part of the hearing titled, “Direct-to-Consumer Advertising:…

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Survey of Low-Wage Workers

This survey by The Washington Post, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University provides a detailed look at the real life experiences and views of low-wage workers and assesses their financial challenges, including difficulties obtaining and paying for health care, their views about their financial and job situations and their…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Key Findings: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Election 2008 – August 2008

This document contains the key findings from the August Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Election 2008 poll. The poll involved a nationally representative random sample of 1,517 adults (including 1,362 who say they were registered to vote), who were interviewed by telephone between July 29 and August 6, 2008. The margin…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hollywood & Health: Health Content in Entertainment Television

While the American public obtains content in a multimedia environment ranging from so called old media like newspapers to new media like blogs and online social networks, television maintains the ability to reach millions of people with relative ease. Popular primetime television’s primary purpose is to entertain the audience, but…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Future of Health Care Journalism

A new report examining the state of health care journalism and a survey of the members of the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) were released at a Washington, D.C., discussion about the future of health care journalism. The survey and report detail how the financial pressures on the media…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pulling it Together: The Experts vs. The Public on Health Reform

In repeated Kaiser polls, we see a divide between what experts believe and what the public believes about some of the key issues in health reform. They don’t disagree on everything; far from it. But there is a wide gulf on basic beliefs about what is behind the problems in…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Data Note: Footing the Bill

This brief data note looks at the raft of polls recently released on the public’s willingness to pay for an expansion of coverage to their fellow citizens. It compares and contrasts findings on Americans’ general inclinations on the topic, and also revisits recent findings on specific revenue raising proposals. Data…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Key Findings: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll — August 2009

This document contains the key findings from the August Health Tracking Poll. The survey was designed and analyzed by public opinion researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation and was conducted August 4 through August 11, 2009, among a nationally representative random sample of 1,203 adults ages 18 and older. Telephone…

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