Health care industry players doing a poor job with the public

People love their grocery stores, but still hate Big Tobacco and Big Oil. The Harris Poll’s annual survey of how Americans view the nation’s industries is out for 2008, and health care organizations — except for hospitals — continue to lose favor with the public.For over a decade, the poll has asked whether a particular […]

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The insecurity of the swing voter: a AARP poll

The ‘average’ swing voter is white, over 50, has income of $60K or less, female, and absolutely certain to vote in November’s election. She is also very worried about the economy, financial security, and health care. The AARP released the Key Findings from AARP Swing Voter Battleground Poll on swing voters this week. Who’s a […]

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Americans' disconnect between health, and paying for it

There’s a disconnect between who Americans believe is responsible for their personal health status, and who should pay for health care.On the first question — personal responsibility for health choices — 82% of Americans believe that they alone are responsible for their health.However, only 44% believe that they should bear no responsibility for paying for […]

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Everyone wants to change American health care: seeking a quality, patient-centric system

Americans don’t agree on much these days in our 50/50 world. But there’s one area of universal agreement among citizens: changing the health system. Rich, lower income, New Englanders, Southerners, Dems and Republicans — all want change when it comes to health care. According to the latest Commonwealth Fund survey, Public Views on U.S. Health […]

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Employers are spending more on incentives for worker wellness

Incentives for wellness in the workplace are gaining favor among employers, according to a survey jointly conducted by the ERISA Council (ERIC) and the National Association of Manufacturers. Only 30% of employers offering wellness programs are measuring the results of these activities. Of those who measure, 83% of employers have seen positive or break-even ROIs […]

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