Massachusetts Health Reform Survey, 2010 (ICPSR 35030)

Published: Jun 20, 2014

Principal Investigator(s):
Sharon Long, The Urban Institute


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This study contains data from the fifth round of the Massachusetts Health Reform Survey (MHRS), a survey designed to track the impact of Massachusetts health care reform legislation passed in 2006. Topics covered by the survey include health status and work limitation; access to and use of health care; health insurance status and specific types of health insurance coverage held by the survey respondents; health insurance premiums, out-of-pocket health care costs and medical debt; and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. The survey also gauged support for the legislation, the impact of the individual mandate on health insurance coverage, and how confident individuals felt they would be able to keep their current health insurance coverage in the coming year.

Long, Sharon. Massachusetts Health Reform Survey, 2010. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-06-20.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (70219)

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2010-10-04 -- 2011-01-06

2010-10-04 -- 2011-01-06

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.

David Dutwin, Susan Sherr, Sharon K. Long, and Tim Triplett. The Massachusetts Health Reform Survey: Methodology Report for 2006 to 2012. March 2014.

Households were selected using stratified random sampling of landline telephones and random sampling of cell phones. One respondent was randomly selected from each eligible household. Uninsured and low and moderate income adults were oversampled.

Adults aged 19-64 years old in Massachusetts households with a cell-phone or landline telephone.

survey data

computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)

38.2 percent.



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