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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

nce plan say these increased costs have led them to try to take better care of themselves and 77 percent indicate they choose generic drugs more often. Sixty-seven percent also say they talk to the doctor more carefully about treatment options and costs and 64 percent go to the doctor only for more serious conditions or symptoms.
  • While half of Americans (56 percent) are extremely or very satisfied with health care quality, far fewer are satisfied with the cost of health insurance (21 percent) or with costs not covered by insurance (18 percent).

  • The 2009 Health Confidence Survey was conducted within the United States from May 8 to June 2 through 21-minute telephone interviews with 1,000 individuals age 21 and older. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Data collection was funded by grants from 13 private organizations.

    EBRI is a private, nonprofit research institute based in Washington, DC, that focuses on health, savings, retirement, and economic security issues. EBRI does not lobby and does not take policy positions. www.ebri.org


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