Americans' views about the adequacy of health care for children and the elderly

Marc L. Berk, Claudia L. Schur, Debbie I. Chang, Erin K. Knight, Lawrence C. Kleinman

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Recent attempts to increase health coverage for specific populations incrementally have been more successful than efforts to dramatically reconfigure the health care system. We present findings from a survey to assess support for programs for children compared with those for the elderly, as well as the public's desire to prioritize whether the needs of one should be addressed over the needs of the other. Americans believe that the health care needs of both children and the elderly are not being met, and there is clear and widespread support for a government role in ensuring adequate health care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)W4-446-W4-454
JournalHealth Affairs
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Policy

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