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The Public, Managed Care and Consumer Protection


The Kaiser Public Opinion Update -Revised, 2000

This new and revised Public Opinion Update summarizes key findings from surveys conducted between 1997 and 2000, a period in which the intensity of public debate and media attention paid to managed care issues varied substantially. Trends used in this Public Opinion Update are from the following Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard University, School of Public Health Surveys: September, 1997: Survey of Americans’ Views on Managed Care (11/97, #1328); December, 1997: Survey on Americans’ Views on Consumer Protections in Managed Care (1/98, #1356); April, 1998: Update on Americans’ Views and Experiences in Managed Care (4/98, #1501); August, 1998: Survey of Americans’ Views on the Consumer Protection Debate (9/98, #1438); April, 1999: Update on Americans’ Views on Consumer Protections in Managed Care (4/99 #1502); December, 1999: National Survey on Health Care and the 2000 Elections (1/00, #1572); and Health News Index (2/00, #3004).


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