Claudia Deane Partner Executive Popular Conclusion and Media Research Kaiser Family Establishment February 2008

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Figure 1 Claudia Deane Associate Director Public Opinion and Media Research Kaiser Family Foundation February 2008 Public Opinion: Health Care and Election'08

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Figure 2 Tutorial Overview Public sentiment about human services in the U.S. Patterns and current needs for the 2008 race. The part of human services in the decision.

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Figure 3 Majorities of Insured Satisfied with Own Situation Among those with social insurance scope, percent who… Note: Data for this question was not gathered in 1994 Sources: ABC News Poll (Jul. 1994, Nov. 1995, Aug. 1997), ABC News/Washington Post Poll (Oct. 2003), ABC News/Kaiser Family Foundation/USA Today Poll (Sept. 2006)

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Figure 4 Insecure About Costs, Losing Coverage Percent saying they are VERY stressed in regards to the accompanying… 41% Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Health Poll Report

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Figure 5 Problems Paying Medical Bills In the previous 12 months, did you or another relative in your family unit have any issues paying hospital expenses, or not? Health care coverage status among the 25% who reported issues paying hospital expenses… Uninsured Yes No 25% 75% Insured Source: ABC News/Kaiser Family Foundation/USA Today Health in America Survey (directed September 7-12, 2006)

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Figure 6 Looking Back: Health Care as a Voting Issue National Exit Polls 2004 2006 Moral qualities Corruption/morals Economy/Jobs Economy Terrorism Iraq Traditional qualities Health mind Iraq Taxes Illegal movement Saddam Hussein decision Education Source: 2004 Presidential & 2006 Congressional race leave surveys by Edison/Mitofsky for the National Election Pool

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Figure 7 Is Health Care Breaking Through as a Political Issue? Considering the crusade for the presidential race in 2008, what two issues might you most want to hear the presidential applicants discuss ? (open-finished) 2008 Iraq Health mind Economy Immigration Taxes Gas costs/Energy Note: Adds up to more than 100% because of numerous reactions. Source: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Election 2008 (led November 28-December 9, 2007)

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Figure 8 Is Health Care Breaking Through as a Political Issue? Considering the crusade for the presidential decision in 2008, what two issues might you most want to hear the presidential applicants discuss? (open-finished, beat 4 reactions appeared) Note: Adds up to more than 100% because of different reactions. Source: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Election 2008

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Figure 9 Interest in Health Care by Party Identification Thinking about the crusade for the presidential race in 2008, what two issues might you most want to hear the presidential hopefuls discuss ? (open-finished) Republicans Democrats Independents Iraq Health mind Economy Immigration Taxes Gas costs/Energy Note: Adds up to more than 100% because of numerous reactions. Source: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Election 2008 (led November 28-December 9, 2007)

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Figure 10 Interest in Cost versus Scope Which ONE of the accompanying human services issues might you most want to hear the presidential hopefuls discuss? Decreasing the expenses of medicinal services and health care coverage Expanding medical coverage scope for the uninsured Total Improving the nature of care and lessening restorative blunders Republicans Democrats Independents Reducing spending on government programs like Medicare and Medicaid Source: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Election 2008 (led November 28-December 9, 2007)

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Figure 11 Preferences for Health Care Reform Proposals Thinking ahead to the presidential race in 2008, which ONE of the accompanying three things might you want to find in a social insurance change proposition from a hopeful? Significant extension – Higher Cost another wellbeing arrangement that would attempt to give protection to about the majority of the uninsured and would include a considerable increment in spending Limited development – Lower Cost another wellbeing arrangement that is more constrained and would cover just some uninsured gatherings, however would include less spending Status Quo A wellbeing arrangement that would keep things essentially as they are Note: "Don't have the foggiest idea/cannot" reactions not demonstrated Source: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Election 2008 (led November 28-December 9, 2007)

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Figure 12 Though Public May Support Coverage Goal… Do you support or contradict the government accomplishing more to give medical coverage to more Americans? Support Oppose 85% 14% 1% Don't know/Refused Source: KFF/HSPH The Public's Health Care Agenda for the New Congress and Presidential Campaign ( led November 9-19, 2006)

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Figure 13 No Agreement on Best Solution When compelled to pick… Percent who say "MOST favored choice" Percent who FAVOR Tax credits for organizations Expanding state government projects, for example, Medicaid Expanding Medicare to individuals under age 65 Tax credits for uninsured people Requiring organizations to offer protection to representatives National single-payer plan Source: Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health Care Agenda for the New Congress Survey November, 2004

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Figure 14 The Uninsured and Voting Percent saying they voted in 2000 presidential decision Percent saying they voted in 2002 congressional race Percent saying they are enlisted to vote Total Uninsured under age 65 Insured under age 65 Ages 65 and over Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Health Poll Report (joined reviews from Dec. 2003 and February 2004)

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Figure 15 Issues Are Only One Part of What Determines Votes Overall, which of the accompanying will be MOST vital when you choose who to vote in favor of? View of the competitors' administration capacities, character, values, and experience The hopefuls' stands on the issues 45% 46% 10% Don't know/Refused Source: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Election 2008 (led November 28-December 9, 2007)

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