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the National Health Council's poll and past poll results

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Current Poll

Have you or a member of your family ever participated in a clinical trial?

 Yes
 No

Current Poll Results

Yes 34.58%
No 65.42%

Past Poll Results

Question:  How much emphasis do you think is placed on prevention in our current health care system?

A lot 0%
Some 41.67%
A little 8.33%
Not much at all 50%

Question:  Rising health care costs are undermining the living standards of working families and increasing their struggles to make ends meet. Do you

Strongly Agree 63.16%
Agree 10.53%
Disagree 5.26%
Strongly Disagree 21.05%
 

Question:  In the past year, have you or your family postponed getting health care procedures and care due to the cost?

Yes 84%
No 16%
Not applicable 0%

Question:  Does your employer pay for your health benefits?

Yes 72.41%
No 27.59%
 

Question:  The U.S. health care system needs

Minor changes 25%
Sustantial changes 37.5%
To be completely rebuilt 37.5%

Question:  Rate your support for the following statement:

To achieve meaningful health care reform we must establish personal health teams of health professionals (like nurses, nutritionists, and preventive care specialists) coordinated by a physician or other team leader, to support patient care management at a lower cost to patients.

Strongly Agree 46.67%
Agree 33.33%
Disagree 0%
Strongly Disagree 20%
 

Question:  If you could make one change to the U.S. health care system, it would be:

Ending restrictions based on pre-existing health conditions 35.29%
Controlling out-of-pocket costs 52.94%
Ending lifetime caps on health care coverage 11.76%

Question:  If a clinical trial for a new treatment was available in your area, the best way to make you aware of it would be:

Newspaper ad 20%
Radio ad 6.67%
Internet or email 26.67%
Television ad 20%
Notice in a health care provider office 13.33%
Notice at the pharmacy 6.67%
Notice at a house of worship/community center 6.67%
 

Question:  How much of your total household annual income is going towards health costs?

Less than 10% 54.55%
10 to 25% 27.27%
25 to 50% 9.09%
50 to 75% 0%
More than 75% 0%
Don't know 9.09%

Question:  How important is it to you that Congress pass a meaningful health care reform bill this year?

Very important 75%
Somewhat important 15%
Not important 10%
 

Question:  Health insurance plans need to reward patients who take steps to prevent chronic diseases (i.e., obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer). Do you...

Strongly Agree 62.5%
Agree 25%
Disagree 12.5%
Strongly Disagree 0%

Question:  Of the health care reform legislation directives that go into effect this year, which one is most important to you?

Requires my health insurance company to cover my child who has a pre-existing condition 0%
Requires my health insurance company to cover my child until s/he is 26 22.22%
Requires my health insurance company to provide preventative services without a co-pay 22.22%
Prohibits my health insurance company from imposing a lifetime benefits cap 22.22%
Prohibits my health insurance company from dropping my coverage for a medically related reason 33.33%
Offers me a $250 rebate for being in the Medicare Part D 0%
 

Question:  Have you or a member of your family ever participated in a clinical trial?

Yes 45.45%
No 54.55%

Question:  In light of our nation's economic situation, how important is investing in health research for our country?

Very important 100%
Somewhat important 0%
Not at all important 0%
 

Question:  When you have a health related question, where do you go to seek the answer?

Health care provider 20%
Internet 80%
Friend or family member 0%
Other 0%

Question:  Have you or a family member ever stayed in a job due to a fear of losing health benefits?

Yes 77.78%
No 22.22%
Not applicable 0%
 

Question:  Are you a registered organ donor?

Yes 66.67%
No 33.33%

Question:  Of the health care reform directives that went into effect in September, which one is most important to you?

Ban insurers from setting lifetime limits on coverage. 44.44%
Provide preventive care without charging a deductible or co-pay. 22.22%
Ending exclusions based on pre-existing conditions on children under 19. 33.33%
Remove barriers to emergency department services. 0%
Allow young people under 26 to remain on a parent's family policy. 0%
 

Question:  In the newly elected Congress, how much importance should the House and Senate place on developing treatments and cures for diseases to improve the overall health of patients? Would you like Congress to

increase federal spending on health research to find cures 100%
decrease federal spending on health research 0%
keep federal spending on health research at the current level 0%

Question:  Have you or a member of your family ever participated in a clinical trial?

Yes 34.58%
No 65.42%