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DIRECTIONS
Please indicate to what extent you agree or do not agree with each statement below.

1. We can only fix our health care system if we limit the amount of care available.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

2. If our health care system were more efficient we could provide health care for everyone.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

3. We should pay for medical treatments for the poor no matter how costly.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

4. We can avoid limiting the treatments that are available if we spend more money on the health care system.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

5. Some medical treatments are too costly for the government to pay for.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

6. If we limited the health treatments that were available, we could provide care for everyone.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

7. We spend too much on costly treatment for the elderly.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

8. With enough effort it is possible to provide costly health care for the poor.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

9. We need to try to preserve all life regardless of cost.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

10. To give more health care to some people, we have to give less health care to others.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

11. The only way to save our health care system is to set limits on the amount of health care people can get.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

12. We can't afford to pay for ineffective medical treatments.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

13. There are realistic ways to provide expensive health care to the poor.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

14. We need to limit the amount of health care the government provides to the poor.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

15. We need the limit ourselves to medical treatments with sensible prices.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

16. We should pay for any treatment that might save a life no matter how much it costs.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

17. Elderly people have a right to free heath care regardless of cost.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

18. Limiting expensive treatments will make the health care system more efficient.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

19. Everyone has a right to a medical treatment that might save his or her life regardless of cost.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

20. We can make our health care system more efficient without limiting the treatments available.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

21. We should spend more money to provide everyone with all the health care they need.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

22. The cost of health care will only rise if we don't set limits on the treatments that people can get.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

23. People deserve to get medical treatment that might help them regardless of cost.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

24. We can only keep medical costs down if we stop providing costly treatments.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

25. We can only save our health care system if we limit the treatments that are available.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

26. We can control medical costs without denying people very costly treatments.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

27. We can only provide a limited amount of health care to the elderly.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

28. Health care would be more efficient if we limited the health care available.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

29. Health care costs are out of control because we provide unlimited health care to some people.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

30. The only way to keep medical costs down is to limit the type of health care available.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

31. No treatment is too expensive if it might save someone's life.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

32. If the government spent more on health care we wouldn't need to limit the care available to people.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

33. We need to limit the treatments available to keep medical costs down.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

34. Spending more on health care means that the government has less to spend on other programs.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

35. We should spend more on health care instead of limiting the care available to the poor.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

36. The reason we have a health care crisis is that we spend too much on health care for the elderly.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

37. It is fairer to limit health care based on age than based on the ability to pay.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

38. We need to limit the health care that is available to save money.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

39. It is wrong to refuse health care to an elderly person because it costs too much money.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

40. We should stop paying for costly treatments so we can provide basic care for more people.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

41. Rather that limiting the health care available to people we should just spend more on health care.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

42. Saving money is a reason to limit the type of health care a person can get.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

43. Basic health care for all is more important than comprehensive care for the elderly.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

44. It is wrong to provide health care to some groups and not to other groups.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

45. People deserve the best health care even if it is expensive.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

46. The biggest problem with our health care system is that we provide unlimited health care to the poor.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

47. We need to set limits on the amount of our resources we devote to health care.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

48. It is wrong to deny someone a medical treatment just because of cost.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

49. The poor should not get free health care just because they are poor.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

50. It's wrong to expect an old person to be able to pay for all the health care they need.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

51. People should get medical treatment that might help them no matter how expensive.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

52. America can find ways to pay for health care no matter how expensive treatments are.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

53. The poorest people should get free health care because they need it most.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

54. The elderly have a right to the very best health care available.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

55. If we tried we would be able to provide medical treatments to all regardless of cost.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

56. It is silly to think that the government can provide unlimited health care.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

57. We won't be able to pay for health care unless we set limits on the treatments available.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

58. People should be able to get the best health care available regardless of cost.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

59. A very ill old person should get all possible care regardless of cost.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

60. It is more important to provide decent health care for all than provide a lot of care to the very poor.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

61. There is never a reason to deny health care to a person who wants it.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

62. Doctors need to do everything to preserve life regardless of cost.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

63. We spend too much on health care for the very poor.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

64. For every dollar we spend on health care for the elderly we have less to spend on children.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

65. We spend too much on health care for the elderly.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

66. We can fix the health care system without denying expensive treatments to people.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

67. It is better to provide some free health care to many people than lots of free care to a few people.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

68. Money should matter in deciding about what health care people can get.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

69. We are not obliged to pay for care when there is only a small chance of saving someone's life.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

70. No one has a right to unlimited health care.
Strongly agree
Somewhat agree
Slightly agree
Slightly disagree
Somewhat disagree
Strongly disagree

Demographic questions
This part of the questionnaire asks some background questions about you.

71. Please indicate your gender:
Male
Female

72. What is your approximate age in years?
Under 25 years
25 years to 39 years
40 years to 59 years
60 years to 75 years
76 years and up

73. If you are currently employed (part or full time), please indicate what statement best describes your current occupation:
Medical services: My job involves directly providing health/medical care to people.
Medical related: My job is related to the health/medical field, but does not involve directly providing medical care to people.
Non medical: My job is not related to health or the medical field.
Other/Not Applicable

74. Please indicate your current household income range
Under $10,000
$10,000 to $19,999
$20,000 to $39,999
$40,000 to $59,999
$60,000 to $79,999
$80,000 to $99,999
$100,000 to $120,000
Over $120,000



Last Edited October 28, 2000