Navigation Links
12th Annual Health Confidence Survey: Americans Show Support for Several Health Coverage Options, But Their Views Could Change as More Details Emerge
Date:6/11/2009

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress prepares to debate a major overhaul of the nation's health care system, Americans already have formed opinions in support of several proposals to expand coverage that have been part of the preliminary discussion, according to the 12th annual Health Confidence Survey released today. But attitudes could change as the public learns more about the details.

Between 68 percent and 88 percent of Americans either strongly or somewhat support health reform ideas such as national health plans, a public plan option, guaranteed issue, expansion of Medicare and Medicaid, and employer and individual mandates, the survey finds. Reaction to capping the current tax exclusion of employment-based health benefits is mixed.

Full details of the 2009 Health Confidence Survey appear in the July 2009 EBRI Issue Brief, published by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), and available at www.ebri.org The survey is co-sponsored by EBRI and Mathew Greenwald & Associates, a market research firm. The Issue Brief is being released early so the results will be available to policymakers as they consider changes in the U.S. health care system this summer.

Survey respondents were asked their reaction to a number of options to expand coverage "in order to make sure all Americans have access to health insurance." Here are the results:

  • 88 percent support (strongly or somewhat) allowing major health insurance companies to offer national plans that anyone can purchase.
  • 83 percent support a new public plan option that anyone could purchase.
  • 80 percent support requiring insurers to cover anyone who applies -- so-called "guaranteed issue."
  • 75 percent support expanding Medicare and Medic
    '/>"/>

SOURCE Employee Benefit Research Institute
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. BD to Present at the Bear Stearns 20th Annual Healthcare Conference
2. GPhAs 2007 Annual Policy Conference Features Top Generic Industry CEOs; FDA, Government Officials; Wall Street Analysts
3. Hospira to Present at the Bear Stearns 20th Annual Healthcare Conference on September 11
4. Bear Stearns 20th Annual Healthcare Conference to Webcast Millennium Presentation
5. inVentiv Health to Present at the 20th Annual Bear Stearns Healthcare Conference
6. Annual flu shot cuts need for doctors visits, hospitalization among children
7. Edwards Lifesciences to Present at the Bear Stearns 20th Annual Healthcare Conference
8. Johnson & Johnson to Participate in Bear Stearns 20th Annual Healthcare Conference
9. Chem Rx to Present at Bear Stearns 20th Annual Healthcare Conference
10. BioMarin to Present at the Bear Stearns 20th Annual Healthcare Conference
11. CuraGen to Present at the Bear Stearns 20th Annual Healthcare Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... Smoothies are all the rage ... blender and easily accessible, quality ingredients. Aurora Natural is proud to introduce a new ... boost of fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals! , Aurora is offering a variety ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... First Choice Emergency Room ... Mariah N. Manzanares, MD as the new Medical Director of its Frisco facility. , ... of our Frisco facility,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... 03, 2015 , ... Every year, One-to-1 Fitness and the Red Deer ... the Red Deer community with free fitness training and indoor fitness boot camp classes ... and entertainment raised thousands of charity dollars and ended with a $10,000 donation to ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... ... LLC. is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location in Dallas, Texas. The ... frozen yogurt chain was listed as #22 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing ... Lake, is located at:, 3701 W. Northwest Highway, STE 430, Dallas, TX 75220 , “We ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 , ... ... Donna Edwards (D-Md.) for her introduction of the Stop Overdose Stat (S.O.S.) Act ... by Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.), this Act seeks to decrease drug overdose – ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Aurora Product, Inc. Announces An Original New Line: Smoothie Fixins’ 2Health News:First Choice Emergency Room Announces Dr. Mariah N. Manzanares as Medical Director of Frisco, TX Facility 2Health News:First Choice Emergency Room Announces Dr. Mariah N. Manzanares as Medical Director of Frisco, TX Facility 3Health News:Red Deer Fitness Studio Raises $10,000 for Charity Organization with 24-Hour Train-a-Thon 2Health News:Red Deer Fitness Studio Raises $10,000 for Charity Organization with 24-Hour Train-a-Thon 3Health News:sweetFrog Opens 18th Location in the Lone Star State 2Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 2Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 3
... diseases of all types in the state. ... contagious and non-contagious diseases in the state under the integrated ... told IANS. ,He said the five-year project ... work and immediate control of natural calamities. ...
... world fashion map, it is attracting international models who ... but also try their luck in Bollywood. ... stopped copying Western motifs blindly. India emerged as a ... profitable business destination for international buyers. ,Indian ...
... University researchers say that a single drug for keeping ... 2 diabetes under check may soon be available. ... of Medicine and Pharmacology at Tulane University School of ... with Sulfonylurea-based therapy has been found to significantly reduce ...
... People with normal cognitive functions may be vulnerable to ... lobe or damage to blood vessels in the ... ,The study, published in the Journal of Neuroimaging, ... more likely to develop the disease than their peers. ...
... the genetic factors that make some mosquitoes resistant to ... mosquitos immune system is the key to their finding. ... that causes malaria, a biochemical reaction is triggered that physically ... to the parasites surface and targeting it for termination, they ...
... be a serious catalyst of global change. Its effects ... insect-plant food chain link.Safeguarding highly-usable crops is of great ... research to be presented at the annual meeting of ... 7-11, 2007), scientists will show that elevated CO2 may ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Indian Fashion Beckons International Models 2Health News:Genetic Factors Behind Mosquitoes Resistance to Malaria Identified 2Health News:Elevated Carbondioxide may Have Negative Impact on Ecosystem 2
(Date:7/2/2015)... DALLAS , July 2, 2015 ... Type (Homofermentative & Heterofermentative), Species (Lactobacillus, Pediococcus & Enterococcus), ... Trends and Forecast to 2020", Silage Inoculants & Enzymes ... at a CAGR of 4.0% from 2015 to 2020. ... F igures spread through 194 P ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... 2015  The Commission for Certification in Geriatric ... organization that represents pharmacists in acute and ambulatory ... education for recertification of Certified Geriatric Pharmacists.  ASHP ... for this purpose.  ASHP will join the American ... the CCGP Professional Development Program. ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... SHENZHEN, China   , July 2, 2015 ... sequencing laboratory in Hong Kong ... (CAP). The BGI Hong Kong facility is the first clinical ... China , meeting the highest standard in ... 21 CFR Part 11 compliant laboratory process, and multiple ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Silage Inoculants & Enzymes Market Worth $489.05 Million by 2020 2Silage Inoculants & Enzymes Market Worth $489.05 Million by 2020 3Silage Inoculants & Enzymes Market Worth $489.05 Million by 2020 4Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy Adds ASHP as Professional Development Program Provider 2BGI Receives Accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) 2
... (NKI) ( www.neuro-kinetics.com ), manufacturers of noninvasive medical ... and neurological conditions, said today that it will ... software at the upcoming annual meeting of the ... ). NKI will be demonstrating the ...
... LAKE CITY, Sept. 22 Dynatronics Corporation (Nasdaq: DYNT ... ended June 30, 2010. Net income for the quarter ... common share), compared to $46,102 ($.00 per common share) for the ... June 30, 2010, increased 310 percent to $423,977 ($.03 per common ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Neuro Kinetics to Showcase Enhanced Control & Analysis Software at Otolaryngology Conference 2Dynatronics Announces Positive Year-end Results 2Dynatronics Announces Positive Year-end Results 3Dynatronics Announces Positive Year-end Results 4
... generation access device - XPOSE 4 - ... The XPOSE 4 Device is designed to ... surgery and to easily position and access ... both apical and non-apical placement on the ...
... ACROBAT SUV vacuum stabilizer from Guidant. ... ease of use. The newest members of ... stability with outstanding anastomotic site visibility ... our FlexLink technology on a stronger ...
... in 1992, ABIOMED's BVS 5000 has grown to ... system in the world to support recoverable hearts. ... U.S. Food and Drug Administration for all patients ... to make advances with the BVS 5000, expanding ...
... Dissector has application for use in the ... extraperitoneal spaces such as the retroperitoneal, preperitoneal, ... used in surgical procedures requiring dissection of ... of a quality conduit through a single ...
Medicine Products: