Health Care and the 2004 Elections


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Health care issues continue to be important for many Americans and a vital part of the policy debates in Washington and around the country. During an election season, candidates propose and debate their solutions for the pressing policy issues facing their constituents. The 2004 election season is no different and the Kaiser Family Foundation is issuing informational materials on some of the health policy issues that are of concern to the American public.

Over the next few weeks several background issue briefs and presidential candidate comparisons will be made available. For more detailed information, the Foundation has many other resources that are available via links on this page or on other parts of our website.

Issue Briefs

The Presidential Candidates:
Side by Side

Health Care Costs

Medicare Coverage and

The Uninsured

Public Opinion

Women’s Health Policy

Prescription Drug Costs


Medical Liability Reform

Race, Ethnicity and
Health Care

Health Care for Americans
with Disabilities

Long Term Care


Health Insurance Coverage
for the Uninsured

Women’s Health Policy


Medical Liability Reforms

The Health Care Costs, Medicare, HIV/AIDS, Medical Liability, Uninsured and Long Term Care election issue briefs were prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc. with support from Foundation staff. The Public Opinion Women’s Health Policy, Race, Ethnicity and Health Care, and Health Care for Americans with Disabilities briefs were prepared by Foundation staff.

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