Principal Investigator(s): Long, Sharon, The Urban Institute
This data collection comprises data from the first round of the Massachusetts Health Reform Survey (MHRS), a survey designed to track the impact of Massachusetts health care reform legislation passed in late 2006. Interviews were conducted with non-elderly adults in Massachusetts beginning in fall 2006, just prior to the implementation of the major components of the legislation. The survey collected information on health insurance status; specific types of health insurance coverage held by the survey respondents; insurance premiums and covered services for those with insurance; access to and use of health care; out-of-pocket health care costs and medical debt; health and disability status; and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. Respondents were also asked about their impressions of the health care system in Massachusetts and whether they supported or opposed the new Massachusetts universal health insurance law.
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions ; consult the restrictions note to learn more. You can apply online for access to the data. A login is required to apply for access.
As explained in the ICPSR Processing Notes in the codebook, some variables are restricted from general dissemination for reasons of confidentiality. Users interested in obtaining the restricted variables must complete an Agreement for the Use of Confidential Data, specify the reasons for the request, and obtain IRB approval or notice of exemption for their research. Apply for access to restricted variables through the ICPSR restricted data contract portal.
Long, Sharon. Massachusetts Health Reform Survey, 2006. ICPSR35026-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-05-28. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35026.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35026.v1
This study was funded by:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
- Commonwealth Fund
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (70219)
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: Massachusetts
Date of Collection:
Universe: Adults aged 18-64 years old in households in Massachusetts with a landline telephone. Households without telephones and cell-phone only households were excluded.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
For more information about the survey methodology see:
Sharon K. Long, Tim Triplett, and David Dutwin. The Massachusetts Health Reform Survey. The Urban Institute. January 2012. (http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/411649_mass_reform_survey.pdf)
Sample: Households were selected using stratified random-digit dialing. One respondent was randomly selected from each eligible household. Uninsured and low and moderate income adults were oversampled.
Mode of Data Collection: computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)
Response Rates: 49 percent.
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2014-05-28
- 2014-06-02 ICPSR changed the title of a chapter in the codebook and revised the ICPSR Processing Notes accordingly.
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