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<p>I hope that you will be able to take some time in the next few days to participate in The Commonwealth Fund's latest Health Care Opinion Leaders Survey, a bimonthly online survey that asks a range of experts for their views on key health policy issues. You are among the experts nominated by your peers to take part in this ongoing series of surveys.<br><br>
Our new survey, to be sent to more than 1,200 opinion leaders in health policy and innovators in health care delivery and finance, will focus on Medicaid. We want your thoughts on Medicaid and the state Children's Health Insurance Program and the importance of these programs in making high-quality care available to vulnerable populations. You will be able to take part in this survey by clicking on the link in the e-mail that you will soon receive from Harris Interactive, which conducts the survey on behalf of the Fund.<br><br>

The survey instrument has been designed to be completed in about five minutes. All responses to this and future surveys will be kept confidential. Results will be reported to the Fund in such a way that no responses can be attributed to any individual.<br><br>

Our previous surveys asked our opinion leaders <a href=" http://www.commonwealthfund.org/surveys/surveys_show.htm?doc_id=286003"… assess Medicare's success,</a> <a href=" http://www.commonwealthfund.org/surveys/surveys_show.htm?doc_id=275633"… evaluate ways to lower health care costs,</a><a href=" http://www.commonwealthfund.org/surveys/surveys_show.htm?doc_id=263060"…; to analyze a series of policy options relating to health insurance,</a> and <a href=" http://www.commonwealthfund.org/surveys/surveys_show.htm?doc_id=254281"… pick the health policy issues that Congress should focus on in coming years.</a> (Click on any of these links to view the survey results.)<br><br>

If you have been able to participate in any of our surveys in the past, please accept my thanks. And if you have not participated before, I hope you will be able to do so this time. Thanks in advance for being part of this effort.<br><br>


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Karen Davis<br>
The Commonwealth Fund</p>