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State Risk Pool Utilization and Cost Data, 1988-1991: [Connecticut, Florida, Minnesota, Nebraska, Washington, and Wisconsin] (ICPSR 6794)

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This study comprises enrollment, utilization, and cost data for a number of state-sponsored high-risk health insurance plans. These plans, known as state risk pools, were primarily established for persons who wanted to buy health insurance but either were medically uninsurable or unable to find a policy at a reasonable cost. Enrollment variables in the data collection include reason for eligibility, preexisting conditions, Medicaid status, and month and year of enrollment and disenrollment. Utilization and cost variables include person's age and gender, coinsurance and deductible payments, and allowed charges by type of disease and type of service (outpatient, inpatient, pharmacy, or physician). The utilization and cost data are aggregated by person and month, with each observation representing a single month of enrollment for an individual.

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  • These data are freely available.


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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Connecticut Utilization and Cost Data - Download All Files (7 MB)
DS2:  Florida Utilization and Cost Data - Download All Files (56.7 MB)
DS3:  Minnesota Utilization and Cost Data - Download All Files (30.6 MB)
DS4:  Nebraska Utilization and Cost Data - Download All Files (41.1 MB)
DS5:  Washington Utilization and Cost Data - Download All Files (39.3 MB)
DS6:  Wisconsin Utilization and Cost Data - Download All Files (111.2 MB)
DS7:  Enrollment Data for All Six States - Download All Files (32.2 MB)

Study Description


Stearns, Sally. STATE RISK POOL UTILIZATION AND COST DATA, 1988-1991: [CONNECTICUT, FLORIDA, MINNESOTA, NEBRASKA, WASHINGTON, AND WISCONSIN]. ICPSR06794-v2. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [producer], 1995. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-07-24.

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This study was funded by:

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (19190)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   insurance, insurance coverage

Geographic Coverage:   Connecticut, Florida, Minnesota, Nebraska, Washington, Wisconsin

Time Period:  

  • 1988-01-01--1991-12-31

Date of Collection:  

  • 1995-10

Universe:   All persons enrolled during 1988-1991 in state-sponsored high-risk comprehensive health insurance risk pools in Connecticut, Florida, Minnesota, Nebraska, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Data Types:   administrative records data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The utilization and cost data files (Datasets 1-6) can be linked to the enrollment data (Dataset 7) by matching on variables FAMID and FAMMEM. (2) Some variables are not available for all states.


Data Source:

Connecticut Health Reinsurance Association, Florida Comprehensive Health Association, Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association, Nebraska Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool, Washington State Health Insurance Pool, Wisconsin Health Insurance Risk Sharing Plan, and Area Resource File


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Version History:

  • 2008-07-24 The codebook was revised to reflect the changes in the numbering of the datasets.

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