Sunday, April 4, 2004

Full survey results



Are All Members Of Your Household Covered By Health Insurance?
Yes 560 89.70%
No 64 10.30%
Total 624 100.00%

Do You Currently Have Health Insurance?
Yes 15 23.40%
No 49 76.60%
Total 64 100.00%

Is your health insurance coverage an individual policy paid by you or a group policy sponsored by your employer, union or some other group, or is it a government sponsored program like Medicare or Medicaid?
Individual 102 17.70%
Group/Employer 357 57.10%
Govt/Medicare 114 18.20%
Not Sure 2 0.30%
Total 575 100.00%

Typically, employers and employees each pay a portion of the cost of health insurance through a monthly deduction. What percentage do you think you pay for your medical insurance?
Nothing 128 22.30%
Less Than 10% 56 9.70%
10-25% 80 13.90%
26%-50% 29 5.00%
51%-80% 20 3.50%
More Than 80% 47 8.20%
Not Sure 215 37.40%
Total 575 100.00%

Generally, How Would You Rate Your Health Care Coverage?
Excellent 231 40.20%
Good 217 37.70%
Fair 98 17.00%
Poor 22 3.80%
Not Sure 7 1.20%
Total 575 100.00%

What is your biggest concern or complaint about the health care system?
Cost/General 107 18.60%
Insurance Cost 78 13.60%
cost Of Drugs 77 13.40%
Can't Afford 32 5.60%
Loss Of Insurance 3 0.50%
Impersonal 30 5.20%
Insurance Control 34 5.90%
Timely Access 2 0.30%
Quality 1 0.20%
Insurance Coverage 32 5.60%
Underserved 3 0.50%
Finding Doctor 35 6.10%
Other 4 0.70%
Not Sure 137 23.80%
Total 575 100.00%

What is your biggest pet peeve or hassle you experience when dealing with your insurance company or health care providers?
Costs/General 72 12.50%
Out Of Pocket 30 5.20%
cost Of Drugs 30 5.20%
Company Control 62 10.80%
Denial Of Coverage 49 8.50%
Referal Requirements 46 8.00%
Doctor Of Choice 3 0.50%
Timely Access 7 1.20%
Finding Doctor 4 0.70%
Long Office Wait 1 0.20%
Labs Too Long 1 0.20%
Impersonal 4 0.70%
Other 7 1.20%
Not Sure/None 259 45.00%
Total 575 100.00%

In terms of the amount of paperwork and red tape you must deal with, are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, not too satisfied, not at all satisfied?
Very Satisfied 287 49.90%
Somewhat Satisfied 200 34.80%
Not Too Satisfied 73 12.70%
Not Satisfied 12 2.10%
Not Sure 3 0.50%
Total 575 100.00%

The cost Of The Out-Of-Pocket Expenses Like Co-Payments.
Very Satisfied 205 35.70%
Somewhat Satisfied 218 37.90%
Not Too Satisfied 61 10.60%
Not Satisfied 81 14.10%
Not Sure 10 1.70%
Total 575 100.00%

Your ability to go seek and receive care from health care professionals of your choosing?
Very Satisfied 301 52.30%
Somewhat Satisfied 170 29.60%
Not Too Satisfied 50 8.70%
Not Satisfied 51 8.90%
Not Sure 3 0.50%
Total 575 100.00%

In the past two years, has any member of your household, including yourself, not been covered by health insurance?
Yes 75 13.00%
No 500 87.00%
Total 575 100.00%

Has anyone in YOUR household stayed with a job they didnít like just to keep health insurance coverage?
Yes 62 10.80%
No 513 89.20%
Total 575 100.00%

Has anyone in your household ever been in need of medical care but not sought or received it?
Yes 39 6.80%
No 536 93.20%
Total 575 100.00%

Why Didnít They Seek Medical Care?
No Insurance 10 25.60%
Could Not Afford 14 35.90%
Afraid Of Drs 2 5.10%
Didn't Know To 12 30.80%
Would Go Away 1 2.60%
Total 39 100.00%

Regardless of the cause, how concerned are you that you will lose or have a reduction in your health insurance coverage over the next two years?
Very Concerned 162 28.20%
Somewhat Concerned 163 28.30%
Not Too Concerned 128 22.30%
Not Concerned 114 19.80%
Not Sure 8 1.40%
Total 575 100.00%

How concerned are you about potential increases in the monthly deductions you pay for health insurance?
Very Concerned 255 44.30%
Somewhat Concerned 174 30.30%
Not Too Concerned 93 16.20%
Not Concerned 48 8.30%
Not Sure 5 0.90%
Total 575 100.00%

Section II Ė Primary Physician/Specialist/Hospitals


About the survey: This survey was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. from January 6 through 12, 2004. A total of 624 Cincinnati Metropolitan area adult residents were interviewed by telephone. Those interviewed were selected by a random variation of the last four digits of telephone numbers. A cross-section of telephone exchanges was utilized to ensure an accurate reflection of the demographic profile of the Metropolitan area which is defined as the counties of Hamilton County, Butler County, Boone County, Campbell County, Kenton County, Clermont County, Warren County.

The margin for error, according to standards customarily used by statisticians, is no more than Ī4 percentage points for the entire sample. This means that there is a 95 percent probability that the "true" figure would fall within that range if all Cincinnati adult residents were interviewed. The margin for error is larger for any subgroup of the sample.

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