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National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Health Insurance Plans Survey Data, Private Health Insurance of Household Survey Policyholders and Dependents [Public Use Tape 24] (ICPSR 6371) RSS

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The National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) series provides information on health expenditures by or on behalf of families and individuals, the financing of these expenditures, and each person's use of services. Public Use Tape (PUT) 24 is the third release of data from the Health Insurance Plans Survey (HIPS). The HIPS is a follow-up to the NMES Household Survey and was designed to verify health insurance status reported by respondents to two components of the NMES, the Household Survey and the Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives (SAIAN), as well as to provide supplementary information on private health insurance premiums and benefit provisions from employers, unions, and insurers through which coverage was provided. With PUT 24 the user can make person- and family-level estimates of the health insurance status of the entire civilian noninstitutionalized U.S. population at the end of 1987. Tape 24 contains three data files. File 1 contains data for persons in the NMES Household Survey. It includes the policyholders identified on Public Use Tape 15, NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987: POLICYHOLDERS OF PRIVATE INSURANCE: PREMIUMS, PAYMENT SOURCES, AND TYPES AND SOURCE OF COVERAGE [PUBLIC USE TAPE 15] (ICPSR 9901), and their dependents, as well as persons without insurance and those with only public insurance. In addition, Tape 24 contains link files (Files 2 and 3) that enumerate each source of private insurance for each privately insured person in the HIPS. File 2 contains the linkages of all eligible policyholders and covered dependents with health insurance obtained from employers or unions, and File 3 contains the linkages of all eligible policyholders and covered dependents with health insurance obtained directly from insurance carriers or associations. These linkages identify the persons covered by each policyholder or all of the private insurance covering each person (whether obtained as a policyholder or dependent). The link files also identify the records in NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987: HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS SURVEY DATA, PRIVATE INSURANCE BENEFIT DATABASE AND LINKAGES TO HOUSEHOLD SURVEY POLICYHOLDERS [PUBLIC USE TAPE 16] (ICPSR 6168) associated with each source of coverage, allowing the user direct access to the Private Insurance Benefit Database in PUT 16 in order to characterize the provisions of the insurance covering each person (sometimes through multiple sources). The three data files on Tape 24 can also be linked to all tapes from the Household Survey with the person identifier PIDX.

Series: National Medical Expenditure Survey Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Person-Level Data - Download All Files (28.8 MB)
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DS2:  Employment-Related Health Insurance - Download All Files (25.3 MB)
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DS3:  Private Health Insurance - Download All Files (24.2 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987: HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS SURVEY DATA, PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE OF HOUSEHOLD SURVEY POLICYHOLDERS AND DEPENDENTS [PUBLIC USE TAPE 24]. Rockville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research [producer], 1994. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06371.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   Alaskan Natives, employee benefits, health care costs, health care services, health expenditures, health insurance, health services utilization, health status, insurance coverage, insurance policies, medical care, Native Americans, payment methods, private health insurance

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1987

Date of Collection:  

  • 1987

Universe:   Noninstitutionalized civilian population of the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Methodology

Sample:   The Household Survey sample is a stratified multistage area probability design with a total sample of roughly 35,000 individuals in 14,000 households who completed all rounds of data collection. Oversampling of population subgroups of special policy interest was based on a separate screening interview conducted in the fall of 1986 with a sample of 36,000 addresses.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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Version History:

  • 2006-03-30 File QU6371.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-03-30 All files were removed from dataset 5 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-03-30 All files were removed from dataset 4 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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