Results of AASM Survey on Universal Healthcare

In advance of the 2008 election, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) will be conducting non-scientific, public opinion surveys of its membership on healthcare issues. The first survey was modeled on a survey published in the April 2008 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, and asked about universal healthcare. Following are the results of the first survey of the AASM membership as compared to the results of the Annals survey.

1. In principle, do you support or oppose government legislation to establish national health insurance for those who are presently uninsured?

 
AASM Members*
Annals Respondents
Strongly Agree
46%
28%
Agree
21%
31%
Neither Agree nor Disagree
4%
9%
Disagree
7%
15%
Strongly Disagree
21%
17%
*1 respondent skipped this question
 

2. In principle, do you support or oppose government legislation to establish national health insurance for every American citizen?

 
AASM Members*
Annals Respondents
Strongly Agree
44%
N/A
Agree
6%
N/A
Neither Agree nor Disagree
5%
N/A
Disagree
6%
N/A
*1 respondent skipped this question

 3. Do you support achieving universal coverage through more incremental reform?

 
AASM Members*
Annals Respondents
Strongly Agree
18%
14%
Agree
25%
41%
Neither Agree nor Disagree
18%
21%
Disagree
20%
10%
Strongly Disagree
19%
14%
*1 respondent skipped this question
 
The AASM thanks all participants for their responses. Look for more surveys on relevant topics in the coming months.
 
2008-05-09T00:00:00+00:00 May 9th, 2008|Professional Development|