The Kaiser Family Foundation

The Kaiser Family Foundation and SSRS have worked together for many years, with SSRS doing data tabulation and collection for a number of studies. Kaiser is a non-profit organization focusing on national health issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. Unlike grant-making foundations, Kaiser develops and runs its own policy analysis, journalism and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with major news organizations. They serve as a non-partisan source of facts, analysis and journalism for policymakers, the media, the health policy community and the public. View the most recent Kaiser Family Foundation and SSRS work:

Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria: The Public’s Knowledge and Views of Its Impact and the Response

To better understand the public’s awareness of the damage to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and their assessment of the federal government’s response, the Kaiser Family Foundation fielded several questions on the SSRS Omnibus Survey.

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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll – October 2017: Experiences of the Non-Group Marketplace Enrollees

The start of the open enrollment period for non-group insurance in 2018 is less than one month away, and the majority of individuals who are targets for enrollment – those who currently purchase their own insurance and those who are uninsured – are unaware of the key dates of the next open enrollment period.

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Survey of Rural America

The latest partnership poll from The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation examines the views and experiences of people living in small towns and rural areas across the United States, and how they are similar or different from those in urban and suburban settings.

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One-third of long-term users say they’re hooked on prescription opioids

One-third of Americans who have taken prescription opioids for at least two months say they became addicted to, or physically dependent on, the powerful painkillers, according to a new Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation survey.

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Working-Class White Americans Unhappy with Direction of the Country

As the 2016 presidential election focuses attention on the perspectives of white Americans without college degrees, a new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation and CNN delves deeply into the views and experiences that shape their lives and their political leanings.

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72% of Previously Uninsured Californians Now Have Coverage

Recently Insured Residents Report Greater Health and Financial Security, Though Worries about Health Care Costs and Access Persist for Some

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Survey Finds Most Marketplace Enrollees Like Their Coverage

Following the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) third open enrollment period, a new Kaiser Family Foundation survey of people who buy their own health insurance finds most marketplace enrollees give their coverage good marks, though concerns about premiums, deductibles, and other costs have risen since 2014.

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In Deeply Divided Chicago, Most Agree: City Is Off Course

The New York Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation polled residents of a city that has been upended in recent months by revelations of questionable actions by the police, threats of a teachers’ strike, a school funding crisis and an uptick in violence. SSRS conducted sampling, interviewing and tabulation for the survey.

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What Americans think about feminism today

A national survey by the Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation finds 6 in 10 women and one-third of men call themselves a feminist or strong feminist, with roughly 7 in 10 of each saying the movement is empowering. Yet over 4 in 10 Americans see the movement as angry, and a similar portion say it unfairly blames men for women’s challenges.

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Survey of Kentucky Residents on State Health Policy

Kentucky has received national attention as the only Southern state to fully embrace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by creating its own state-based health insurance marketplace and by choosing to expand Medicaid to cover more low-income adults.

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Surveying Americans on Race and Racial Issues

With racial incidents and concerns continuing to make national headlines, a new Kaiser Family Foundation/CNN Survey of Americans on Race probes deeply into the public’s experiences on racial issues and the dramatic differences…

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Public Attitudes and Knowledge About HIV/AIDS in Georgia

Georgia has the fifth highest number of HIV/AIDS diagnoses in the country. While the impact is felt across the state, three counties in Atlanta have the highest prevalence rates in the state. As is the case nationally, Black residents have been most severely…

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Californians Gained Coverage Since ACA’s Implementation

About two thirds (68%) of previously uninsured Californians have health coverage after the Affordable Care Act’s second open enrollment period, and this group is now much more likely to report…

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Most Enrolled in Marketplace Coverage are Satisfied

Affordability Remains Significant Concern for Many in Non-Group Plans Following the Affordable Care Act’s second open enrollment period, most people enrolled in marketplace plans report being satisfied…

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