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Pulling It Together: Uninsured But Not Yet Informed

If there is one thing there is general agreement on when it comes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) it’s that it will help the uninsured.  The estimates are that 32 million people will gain coverage under the law through an expansion of Medicaid and tax credits, which will help…

Long-Term Unemployed Survey

As the country struggles to recover from the impact of the Great Recession, one much discussed and analyzed economic measure has been the number of Americans who are unemployed. NPR News and the Kaiser Family Foundation partnered on the Long-Term Unemployed Survey to better describe the experiences and views of…

2012 Survey of Americans on the U.S. Role in Global Health

This survey is the fourth in a series by the Foundation that explores the American public’s views and knowledge of U.S. efforts to improve health for people in developing countries. The survey examines perceptions about foreign aid in general and U.S. spending on global health specifically, including views on the…

Black Women in America

The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation partnered to conduct a survey examining the opinions of black women around the nation on a wide range of issues including health care. The survey included a large oversample of African Americans to enable accurate analysis of subgroups of this population. This…

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: July 2012

July’s second Health Tracking Poll reports in further depth on public opinion toward the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the wake of last month’s key Supreme Court decision. When it comes to the individual mandate, the Court’s verdict that the controversial provision is constitutional as a tax appears to have…

Polling on Medicare Premium Support Systems Over Time

This data note reviews years of polling dating to 1995 to gauge public opinion on proposals to change Medicare to a premium support system, an idea embraced by GOP presidential nominee Governor Mitt Romney and rejected by President Obama. Under the proposed change, the federal government would provide people on Medicare a fixed amount of money that could be applied toward the cost of health insurance purchased either from private insurers or the traditional Medicare program. The data note outlines historical trends in public opinion on the issue, reviews recent results and examines possible reasons for variation in the findings of different polls.

Whom Does the Public Trust More on Health Care and Medicare?

This data note reviews takes a historical look at the public’s views of whom they trust more, Democrats or Republicans, when it comes to health care policy and Medicare policy and analyzes these views in the context of the current presidential election, in which both issues are playing a prominent…

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: October 2012

The October Health Tracking Poll finds, one week before the presidential election, the economy remains the primary concern on voters’ minds, but health policy issues remain in the mix. The new survey finds that roughly a third of likely voters name the Affordable Care Act (37%), Medicare (36%), and Medicaid…

National Survey of Teens and Young Adults on HIV/AIDS

This national survey of 15-24 year olds about HIV/AIDS finds that nearly three times as many Black teens and young adults, and twice as many Latino youth, say HIV/AIDS is an issue that concerns them personally as compared to whites the same age. The poll, designed and analyzed by public…

Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index, September/October 1997

The September/October 1997 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered by news media, including questions about AIDS, Condoms in Schools and Tobacco Companies. The survey was based on a national random sample of 1,007 Americans conducted October 17-21, 1997 which measures…