EBRI’s Health Surveys

EBRI conducts two major health-related surveys each year:

Since 1998, the Health Confidence Survey (HCS) has tracked a broad spectrum of health care issues, including Americans’ satisfaction with health care, their confidence in the health care system of today, the future of the health care system and the Medicare program, and their attitudes toward health care reform.

The survey aims to be timely and comprehensive. The survey has addressed such topics as health care quality, employment-based health benefits and the cost of coverage, choice of health plan, managed care, the uninsured, Medicare, long-term care, prescription drugs, and retiree health benefits. The HCS is sponsored by EBRI and Mathew Greenwald & Associates, Inc., a Washington, DC-based market research firm. The 2010 survey marked the 13th wave of the HCS, and is online here.


The EBRI/MGA Consumer Engagement in Health Care Survey is an online survey of privately insured adults ages 21–64.

It is conducted to provide reliable national data on the growth of consumer-driven health plans and high-deductible health plans and their impact on the behavior and attitudes of health care consumers. Findings from the 2008, 2009 and 2010 surveys are comparable to the 2005, 2006, and 2007 EBRI/Commonwealth Fund Consumerism in Health Care Surveys. The 2010 CEHCS is online here.


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