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Cal Wellness funds the Field Research Corporation to conduct an annual survey of random samples of California’s registered voters in seven languages and dialects regarding the health care system. The first Cal Wellness-Field Health Policy Survey was conducted in 2006. Survey topics have included the Affordable Care Act and California’s health insurance exchange, as well as the impact of health care reform on specific population groups and communities. The health policy surveys are nonpartisan and reflect public opinion trends in California.

2015

2015 Cal Wellness-Field Health Policy Survey - Part 2
August 27, 2015

2015 Cal Wellness-Field Health Policy Survey - Part 1
August 26, 2015

Video: Cal Wellness-Field Health Policy Survey Capitol Briefing
August 2015


2014

2014 TCWF-Field Health Policy Survey - Part 2
August 20, 2014

2014 TCWF-Field Health Policy Survey - Part 1
August 19, 2014


2013

Most California voters express optimism about the state's implementation of the Affordable Care Act; while few voters know much about the state's Covered California health exchange, interest in learning more about it is high.
August 21, 2013

No diminishment in voter support for the Affordable Care Act in California
August 20, 2013

Half of California voters say their health care costs increased this year and maintains that health care is difficult to afford. Majorities describe Medicare and Medi-Cal as important programs and say they're successfully meeting their goals.
August 19, 2013


2012

Californians strongly support nation's health reform law but believe more changes are needed to the health care system.
August 20, 2012


2011

California Voters Remain Supportive of Health Care Law. Optimism About the State's Ability to Implement the Law; Many Believe the Proposed Health Insurance Exchange will be Helpful in Providing More Insurance Choices.
April 4, 2011


2010

Majorities of Californians support the nation's new health care law, but think more health care system changes are needed. Just one in three believes the law should be reversed.
June 3, 2010  


2009

California Voter Opinions About the Health Care System
October 22, 2009

Large majorities of Californians believe the nation's health care system needs fundamental changes or should be completely rebuilt. Support for moving forward with health reform now.
June 18, 2009


2008

As insecurities with the health care system grow, Californians are concerned about the state's failure to enact health reform legislation.
April 28, 2008


2007

California voter views of the health care system (part 2 of 2).
January 4, 2007

California voter views of the health care system (part 1 of 2).
January 3, 2007


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