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Section B: POLICY  (Respondent)

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HCB01_11       B1. CHANCE MEDICARE CHANGE 10 YRS
         Section: B     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 0

         Please mark (X) a box on the line below indicating what you think is the percent
         chance that Congress will change the Medicare program sometime in the next 10
         years, so that it becomes less generous than it is now? Please mark only one.
         
         (00---10---20---30---40---50---60---70---80---90---100)
         
         0%: Surely won't happen
         100%: Surely will happen

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          7652                   0-100.  Actual Value
                                   999.  Answer not given
                                 Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); MISSING


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HCB02A_11      B2A. MEDICARE BECOME MORE EXPENSIVE
         Section: B     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         Skip B2a through B2c if you answered "0%, Surely won't happen" to B1.
         
         Please indicate how likely it is that each of the following changes will be made
         to the Medicare program. Please mark only one.
         
         It will become more expensive for Medicare enrollees to get the health care they
         need.

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          3459           1.  Very likely
          2249           2.  Somewhat likely
           511           3.  Neutral 
           194           4.  Somewhat unlikely
           127           5.  Very unlikely
           341           8.  Don't know
           549           9.  Answer not given
           222       Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); MISSING


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HCB02B_11      B2B. MEDICARE MD BECOME SCARCE
         Section: B     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         Please indicate how likely it is that each of the following changes will be made
         to the Medicare program. Please mark only one.
         
         It will get harder for beneficiaries to find doctors who take Medicare patients.

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          2805           1.  Very likely
          2344           2.  Somewhat likely
           796           3.  Neutral 
           352           4.  Somewhat unlikely
           224           5.  Very unlikely
           327           8.  Don't know
           587           9.  Answer not given
           217       Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); MISSING


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HCB02C_11      B2C. MEDICARE PRIVATIZED
         Section: B     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         Please indicate how likely it is that each of the following changes will be made
         to the Medicare program. Please mark only one.
         
         Medicare enrollees will have to choose a private insurance company to provide
         their benefits.

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          1772           1.  Very likely
          2261           2.  Somewhat likely
          1388           3.  Neutral 
           470           4.  Somewhat unlikely
           304           5.  Very unlikely
           634           8.  Don't know
           610           9.  Answer not given
           213       Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); MISSING


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HCB03_11       B3. NEW HEALTH CARE LAW KNOWLEDGE
         Section: B     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         As you may know, a health reform bill was signed into law early last year. How
         much if anything, have you seen, read, or heard about the new law? Please mark
         only one.

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           907           1.  A lot
          2282           2.  Some
          2621           3.  Only a little
          1104           4.  Nothing
           584           8.  Don't know
           154           9.  Answer not given
                     Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); MISSING


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HCB04_11       B4. OPINION HEALTH CARE REFORM LAW
         Section: B     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         Given what you know about the health reform law, how favorable or unfavorable is
         your opinion of it? Please mark only one.

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           438           1.  Very favorable
           973           2.  Somewhat favorable
          1664           3.  Neutral
          1013           4.  Somewhat unfavorable
          1389           5.  Very unfavorable
          2065           8.  Don't know/it's too soon to tell
           110           9.  Answer not given
                     Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); MISSING


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HCB05A_11      B5A. BETTER OFF-COUNTRY
         Section: B     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         Do you think each of the following groups will be better off or worse off under
         the health reform law, or don't you think it will make much difference?  (Mark
         ONE box per row.)
         
         The country as a whole

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          1214           1.  Better off
          1261           2.  Won't make much difference
          2600           3.  Worse Off 
          2352           8.  Don't know
           225           9.  Answer not given
                     Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); MISSING


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HCB05B_11      B5B. BETTER OFF-CHRONIC HLTH PROBLEM
         Section: B     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         Do you think each of the following groups will be better off or worse off under
         the health reform law, or don't you think it will make much difference?  (Mark
         ONE box per row.)
         
         People with serious or chronic health problems

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          1408           1.  Better off
           900           2.  Won't make much difference
          2947           3.  Worse Off
          2086           8.  Don't know
           311           9.  Answer not given
                     Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); MISSING


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HCB05C_11      B5C. BETTER OFF-OWN FAMILY
         Section: B     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         Do you think each of the following groups will be better off or worse off under
         the health reform law, or don't you think it will make much difference? (Mark
         ONE box per row.)
         
         You and your family

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           706           1.  Better off
          2173           2.  Won't make much difference
          2155           3.  Worse Off
          2285           8.  Don't know
           333           9.  Answer not given
                     Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); MISSING


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HCB05D_11      B5D. BETTER OFF-PREEXISTING CONDITIONS
         Section: B     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         Do you think each of the following groups will be better off or worse off under
         the health reform law, or don't you think it will make much difference? (Mark
         ONE box per row.)
         
         People with pre-existing health conditions

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          1756           1.  Better off
           889           2.  Won't make much difference
          2507           3.  Worse Off
          2183           8.  Don't know
           317           9.  Answer not given
                     Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); MISSING


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HCB05E_11      B5E. BETTER OFF-YOUNG ADULTS
         Section: B     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         Do you think each of the following groups will be better off or worse off under
         the health reform law, or don't you think it will make much difference? Please
         mark only one.
         
         Young adults

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          1192           1.  Better off
          1371           2.  Won't make much difference
          1997           3.  Worse Off
          2755           8.  Don't know
           337           9.  Answer not given
                     Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); MISSING


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HCB06_11       B6. AMOUNT SPEND HEALTH INSURANCE
         Section: B     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         Thinking about how the health reform law will affect you and your family, what
         will happen to the amount you spend on health insurance premiums? Please mark
         only one.

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          2526           1.  It will go up a lot
          2041           2.  It will go up a little
           727           3.  It will not change much
           111           4.  It will go down a little
            42           5.  It will go down a lot
          2095           8.  Don't know
           110           9.  Answer not given
                     Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); MISSING


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HCB07_11       B7. AMOUNT SPEND OUT-OF-POCKET
         Section: B     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         Thinking about how the health reform law will affect you and your family, what
         will happen to the amount you spend out-of-pocket on health care? Please mark
         only one.

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          2667           1.  It will go up a lot
          2052           2.  It will go up a little
           713           3.  It will not change much
           117           4.  It will go down a little
            52           5.  It will go down a lot
          1939           8.  Don't know
           112           9.  Answer not given
                     Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); MISSING


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HCB08_11       B8. GET INSURANCE COVERAGE
         Section: B     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         Thinking about how the health reform law will affect you and your family, will
         it make it easier or harder for you to get insurance coverage? Please mark only
         one.

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          1130           1.  It will be much harder
          1592           2.  It will be somewhat harder
          2064           3.  It will not change much
           420           4.  It will be somewhat easier
           178           5.  It will be much easier
          2158           8.  Don't know
           110           9.  Answer not given
                     Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); MISSING


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HCB09_11       B9. USE UP SAVINGS FOR MEDICAL
         Section: B     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         Thinking about how the health reform law will affect you and your family, what
         will happen to the chance that medical expenses will use up all your savings in
         the next five years? Please mark only one.

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          1117           1.  It will be much more likely
          1743           2.  It will be somewhat more likely
          1555           3.  It will not change much
           407           4.  It will be somewhat less likely
           372           5.  It will be much less likely
          2335           8.  Don't know
           123           9.  Answer not given
                     Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); MISSING


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HCB10_11       B10. DIFFICULTY FIND MD-NEW LAW
         Section: B     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 1   Decimals: 0

         Thinking about how the health reform law will affect you and your family, will
         it make it easier or harder for you to find a doctor who will see you? Please
         mark only one.

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          1119           1.  It will be much harder
          1830           2.  It will be somewhat harder
          2393           3.  It will not change much
           142           4.  It will be somewhat easier
            73           5.  It will go much easier
          1982           8.  Don't know
           113           9.  Answer not given
                     Blank.  INAP (Inapplicable); MISSING