The Nation’s Pulse

The TMC Health Policy Institute’s Consumer Health Report launched in 2015 with the goal of providing insight into the public’s perception and attitude toward hot-button health policy issues. The wide-ranging topics the annual survey focuses on include health insurance coverage, quality of patient care, Medicaid expansion, emergency room usage and obesity.

The web-based survey, conducted in conjunction with Nielsen Holdings Inc., a global information and metrics system, expanded in its second year from polling 1,000 Texas residents to 1,000 residents from each of five states: Texas, New York, California, Florida and Ohio. The states were selected based on their political breadth.

In the two years since its launch, the TMC Consumer Health Report has already yielded surprising results that highlight changing perspectives on some of the most pressing health issues affecting the American public. Through this annual survey, the TMC Health Policy Institute aims to continue shedding light on how the views of every day citizens could shape health policy decisions of the future.

Consumer Health Report Presentation

The 2016 TMC Health Policy Institute Consumer Health Report revealed unexpected results regarding Americans’ attitudes toward hotly debated health policy topics, most notably the question of expanding Medicaid. Institute Director Dr. Arthur “Tim” Garson’s presentation, which debuted at the 2016 Medical World Americas, shares details about the survey responses.

Consumer Health Report Presentation

image The 2016 TMC Health Policy Institute Consumer Health Report revealed unexpected results regarding Americans’ attitudes toward hotly debated health policy topics, most notably the question of expanding Medicaid. Institute Director Dr. Arthur “Tim” Garson’s presentation, which debuted at the 2016 Medical World Americas, shares details about the survey responses.

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