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2004 AARP Georgia Legislative Issues Survey

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2004 AARP Georgia Legislative Issues Survey ...

    2006 Florida Legal Issues Survey

Government Benefits and Healthcare Coverage

    1. Do you currently have any kind of healthcare coverage, including health insurance or

    government plans such as Medicare or Medicaid?

    Yes ? 1

    No > Go to Question 6 ? 2

    Not sure > Go to Question 6 ? 0

    1a. What is the source of your primary healthcare coverage?

    Current employer ? 1

    Spouse/partner’s employer ? 2

    Individual insurance policy (such as COBRA) ? 3

    Former employer ? 4

    Veterans or military benefits ? 5

    Medicaid ? 6

    Medicare or Medicare plan ? 7

    Other:______________________________ ? 8

    Not sure ? 0 2. In the past three years, since 2003, have you had any problems with your healthcare

    coverage such as billing disputes or a lack of covered providers?

    Yes ? 1

    No ? 2

    Not sure ? 0

3. In the past three years, since 2003, have you had any problems accessing needed

    health care, such as billing disputes or getting a doctor or hospital to care for you?

    Yes ? 1

    No ? 2

    Not sure ? 0

4. Have you enrolled in the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program (called Part D) or

    do you plan on enrolling?

    I am currently enrolled ? 1

    I am planning on enrolling ? 2

    I am not enrolled and do not plan on enrolling > Go to Question 7 ? 3

    I am not eligible > Go to Question 7 ? 4

    Not sure > Go to Question 7 ? 0

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5. Did you have any problems with Medicare Part D, such as difficulty enrolling, finding

    a plan or difficulty getting coverage for the drugs you need?

    Yes ? 1

    No ? 2

    Not sure ? 0

6. If you do not currently have health insurance, why not? (Check all that apply.)

    Cost is too high ? 1

    Preexisting condition ? 2

    Do not need it ? 3

    Health insurance company dropped me ? 4

    Other:______________________________ ? 5

    Not sure ? 0

7. Do you receive government benefits, such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid,

    Veterans benefits, subsidized housing, or food stamps?

    Yes ? 1

    No > Go to Question 8 ? 2

    Not sure > Go to Question 8 ? 0

    7a. In the past three years, since 2003, have you had any problems with

    your government benefits, such as having trouble finding a place to apply or

    having your benefit cut off?

    Yes ? 1

    No ? 2

    Not sure ? 0

8. How concerned are you about your ability to find and keep affordable, quality health

    care coverage?

    Extremely concerned ? 5

    Very concerned ? 4

    Somewhat concerned ? 3

    Not very concerned ? 2

    Not at all concerned ? 1

    Not sure ? 0

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Housing

    Housing problems may include such things as disputes about rent or the terms of a lease,

    problems with reverse mortgages, unsafe living conditions, disputes with contractors over

    home repairs, and finding affordable housing. Many Floridians are affected by these

    legal housing issues.

9. In the past three years, since 2003, did you need legal advice about a housing issue?

    Yes ? 1

    No ? 2

    Not sure ? 0

10. What is your current living situation?

    Apartment or condominium ? 1

    Single family home or townhome ? 2

    Mobile home > Go to Question 13 ? 3

    Assisted living/nursing home/group home. Go to question ?? ? 4

    Other:______________________ ? 5

    Not sure ? 0

11. Do currently rent or own your home?

    Rent ? 1

    Own >Go to Question 15 ? 2

    Not sure >Go to Question 15 ? 0

    12. In the past three years, have you experienced any of the following problems not

    related to hurricane damage? [Go to Question 15 when finished]