Massachusetts Health Reform Survey, 2007 (ICPSR 35027)
This data collection comprises data from the second 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. Topics covered by the survey include 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. The survey also gauged support for the legislation and awareness of its individual mandate.
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Long, Sharon. Massachusetts Health Reform Survey, 2007. ICPSR35027-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-06-02. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35027.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35027.v1
This study was funded by:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
- Commonwealth Fund
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (70219)
Scope of Study
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.
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: 2014-06-02
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