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Questions - Health Insurance - August 2-3, 2011

91% Think Emergency Rooms Should Treat Those Without Health Insurance
39% Say Health Insurance Companies Should Be Required to Cover Contraceptives
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted August 2-3, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports

 

 

1* Should health insurance companies be required by law to cover all government-approved contraceptives for women, without co-payments or other charges to the patient?

 

2* If health insurance companies are required to cover all government-approved contraceptives for women, without any charges to the patient, will that increase the cost of health insurance, decrease the cost of health insurance, or have no impact on the cost of health insurance?

 

3* Should individuals have the right to choose between different types of health insurance plans, including some with higher deductibles and lower premiums and others with lower deductibles and higher premiums?

 

4* Should individuals have the right to choose between different types of health insurance plans, including some that cost more and cover just about all medical procedures and some that cost less while covering only major medical procedures?

 

5* Should the government require every health insurance company and health insurance plan to cover the exact same set of medical procedures?

 

6* Have you personally ever been taken to the emergency room for a medical procedure of any kind?

 

7* Suppose someone without insurance is in a serious accident and they are brought to the emergency room in critical condition. Even if they don’t have insurance, should victims of serious accidents be treated in the emergency room?

 

8* How many emergency room patients receive treatment but don’t have insurance? Only a few, about one-in-ten, one-in-four, half, or more than half?

 

9* Suppose an illegal immigrant is in a serious accident and they are brought to the emergency room in critical condition. Even if they are in the country illegally, should victims of serious accidents be treated in the emergency room?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence