This finding especially true among California’s diverse ethnic voters
Results from The 2013 California Wellness Foundation-Field Health Policy Poll show that majorities of California voters say Medi-Cal and Medicare programs are important to them. This Field Poll news release on the annual health policy survey - now in its seventh year - also reports that half of Californians say their health care costs increased this year and that health care is difficult to afford.
The Foundation made a grant to the Field Research Corporation, which randomly sampled 1,687 registered California voters representative of the population of the state. The survey was conducted by telephone in seven languages and dialects - English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese and Tagalog. The survey was also supplemented with additional interviews representing Asian American and African American voters.
Stay tuned to CalWellness.org over the next few days for additional coverage on the poll’s findings and video from an upcoming panel discussion at the State Capitol about how the information revealed can inform efforts related to implementation of the Affordable Care Act.