The Nation’s Pulse

The TMC Health Policy Institute’s Consumer Health Report provides insight into the public’s perception and attitude of hot-button health policy issues. The annual survey, entering its third year, asks consumers about their health insurance coverage, the quality of care they receive and their views on health care reform, among other topics.

The 2017 survey reached more than 9,000 consumers across 15 states. Additionally, for the first time, this year we fielded a separate survey of physicians that asks them about their views of the health care system.

Survey results will be posted to this page Sept. 12, 2017. The TMC Health Policy Institute will conduct a free, public webinar highlighting key findings Sept. 13, 2017.

The 2017 web-based survey polls more than 9,000 residents across 15 states: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. The states were selected based on their political breadth in order to ensure they give the Health Policy Institute insights into the views of a broad cross section of Americans.

Since its launch in 2015, the TMC Consumer Health Report has 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 everyday citizens could shape health policy decisions of the future.

2016 Survey 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.

2016 Survey 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.

2016 Survey News Coverage

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Health care survey yields surprises for the medical community

First Coast Connect: Survey On Medicaid Expansion In Florida

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