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Source: Surescripts health information network. The company says electronic prescription messages - requests and responses - doubled between 2007 and 2008, to more than 240 million. Physicians, pharmacists and insurance companies can access the records, which include a patient's prescription history. Enlarge image »
Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute and Matthew Greenwald & Associates, Inc., 2009 Health Confidence Survey.
The "public plan option" results include respondents' reaction to the possibility of "creating a new public health insurance plan that anyone can purchase." The individual mandate question included the phrase "charging a fine to individuals who choose not to have health insurance coverage." This is one of several polls measuring the public's views on some health reform proposals. Enlarge image
Premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose by 119 percent from 1999-2008, while wages grew by only 34 percent, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
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