Academic Field

Criminal Justice, Sociology, Social Work, Women & Gender Studies

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. Debra Street

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

This research uses data from an online survey to examine the attitudes and perceptions of U.S. adults toward the health care system, and health care reform. Analysis of 185 participant survey responses provides evidence that current trends may differ from the findings of previous research on these perceptions. Measured were socioeconomic status, political affiliation, and media influence on perspectives and experiences with regard to the U.S. health care system and the Affordable Care Act of 2010. For example, political affiliation may play a stronger role than education or income level when it comes to satisfaction with health care delivery or extending coverage to all legal US residents. This research may provide insight into more effective ways to inform citizens of issues related to health and well-being of the nation.


Start Date

10-4-2015 11:15 AM

End Date

10-4-2015 12:00 PM

Location

SERC House of Fields

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Assessing Perceptions and Attitudes of the United States Health Care System and Reform

SERC House of Fields

This research uses data from an online survey to examine the attitudes and perceptions of U.S. adults toward the health care system, and health care reform. Analysis of 185 participant survey responses provides evidence that current trends may differ from the findings of previous research on these perceptions. Measured were socioeconomic status, political affiliation, and media influence on perspectives and experiences with regard to the U.S. health care system and the Affordable Care Act of 2010. For example, political affiliation may play a stronger role than education or income level when it comes to satisfaction with health care delivery or extending coverage to all legal US residents. This research may provide insight into more effective ways to inform citizens of issues related to health and well-being of the nation.