The Morning Consult National Survey: Public Opinion on the U.S.

Healthcare System Topline Results

Methodology: This Morning Consult Poll was conducted from May 22-26, 2013, among a national sample of 1,000 likely voters. 700 interviews were conducted via landline, along with 300 interviews of cell-phone only users reached via the Internet. The survey was conducted by Republican Pollster John McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Associates and Democratic Pollster Margie Omero of Momentum Analysis. Results from the full sample have a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

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Q2: HOW LIKELY IS IT THAT YOU WILLL VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER 2014 ELECTION FOR CONGRESS

Very likely Somewhat likely

86 14

Q3: WITH WHICH POLITICAL PARTY ARE YOU AFFILIATED?

Republican Democrat Independent Other DK/Refused

30 37 29 2 2

Q4: NOW, IF THE ELECTION FOR U.S. CONGRESS IN YOUR DISTRICT WAS HELD TODAY, WHICH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING BEST DESCRIBES HOW YOU ARE LIKELY TO VOTE BETWEEN THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE AND THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE?

Def. Democratic Prob. Dem. Lean Dem. Def. Republican Prob. GOP Lean GOP Undecided

22 13 7 18 14 7 18

Q5: OVERALL, DO YOU APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE OF THE JOB THAT BARACK OBAMA IS DOING AS PRESIDENT?

Strongly Approve Somewhat Approve Somewhat Disapprove Strongly Disapprove DK/Refused

24 24 11 39 2

Q6: IN GENERAL, DO YOU VIEW HEALTH CARE AS A RIGHT GUARANTEED TO ALL CITIZENS OR IS IT SOMETHING THAT CITIZENS SHOULD BE PRIMARILY RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING FOR THEMSELVES?

Guaranteed Right Citizens Responsibility DK/Refused

44 47 9

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Q7: WHEN IT COMES TO HANDLING HEALTHCARE, WHICH POLITICAL PARTY DO YOU TRUST MORE?

Democratic Party Republican Party DK/Refused

42 32 26

Q8: IN YOUR OWN PERSONAL OPINION, WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING DO YOU SEE AS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM FACING HEALTHCARE TODAY?

Too Expensive Too Many Uninsured Not Worth Price Accessing Quality Doctors DK/Refused

58 11 17 5 9

Q9: WHEN IT COMES TO THE COST OF YOUR OWN CURRENT HEALTH INSURANCE WOULD YOU SAY YOU ARE...?

Very Satisfied Somewhat Satisfied Somewhat Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied DK/Refused

29 31 17 16 6

Q10: AND WHO DO YOU BELIEVE IS MOST RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COST OF HEALTH CARE COVERAGE?

Insurance Cos. Hospitals Doctors Drug Cos. Medical Device Cos. Individuals DK/Refused

44 10 4 12 1 9 19

Q11: WHEN IT COMES TO THE VALUE OF THE MEDICAL CARE YOU RECEIVE FROM YOUR OWN CURRENT HEALTH INSURANCE WOULD YOU SAY YOU ARE...?

Very Satisfied Somewhat Satisfied Somewhat Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied DK/Refused

38 38 10 9 5

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Q12: AND WHEN IT COMES TO ACCESS TO YOUR DOCTOR AND OTHER MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS UNDER YOUR OWN CURRENT HEALTH INSURANCE WOULD YOU SAY YOU ARE...?

Very Satisfied Somewhat Satisfied Somewhat Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied DK/Refused

51 30 7 6 4

Q18: NOW THINKING ABOUT MEDICARE, THE GOVERNMENT HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM FOR SENIORS, DO YOU THINK MEDICARE WILL REQUIRE MAJOR CHANGES OR MINOR CHANGES? IF YOU THINK MEDICARE IS FINE THE WAY IT IS AND DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY CHANGES AT ALL, JUST SAY SO.

Make Major Changes Make Minor Changes No Changes DK/Refused

35 36 18 11

Q40: CURRENTLY, HEALTHCARE BENEFITS PROVIDED BY AN EMPLOYER ARE TAX-FREE FOR BOTH EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES. ON THE OTHER HAND, HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS ARE NOT TAXFREE FOR PEOPLE WHO EITHER BUY INSURANCE THEMSELVES OR DO NOT RECEIVE BENEFITS FROM THEIR EMPLOYERS. KNOWING THIS, DO YOU FAVOR OR OPPOSE CHANGING THE LAW SO HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS PROVIDED BY EMPLOYERS ARE TAXED?

Strongly Favor Somewhat Favor Somewhat Oppose Strongly Oppose Neither

9 15 20 43 13

Q47: IF YOU WERE TO LABEL YOURSELF, WOULD YOU SAY YOU ARE A LIBERAL, A MODERATE, OR A CONSERVATIVE IN YOUR POLITICAL BELIEFS?

Very Liberal Liberal Moderate Conservative Very Conservative DK/Refused

12 14 31 18 19 6

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Q48: ARE YOU, YOURSELF, NOW COVERED BY ANY FORM OF HEALTH INSURANCE OR HEALTH PLAN OR DO YOU NOT HAVE HEALTH COVERAGE AT THIS TIME? A HEALTH PLAN WOULD INCLUDE ANY PRIVATE INSURANCE PLAN THROUGH YOUR EMPLOYER OR A PLAN THAT YOU PURCHASED YOURSELF, AS WELL AS A GOVERNMENT PROGRAM LIKE MEDICARE, MEDICAID, OR THE MILITARY

Covered Not Covered DK/Refused

87 10 3

Q49: FOR YOUR HEALTHCARE RE YOU COVERED BY A..?

Employer Union Parent/Guardian Purchased Yourself Medicare Medicaid Military/Veterans DK/Refused

51 3 3 12 18 6 6 2

Q50: HAVE YOU PURCHASED A HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN ONLINE?

Yes No DK/Refused

7 92 1

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