Health Reform Monitoring Survey, First Quarter 2014 (ICPSR 35614)
In January 2013, the Urban Institute launched the Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS), a quarterly survey of the nonelderly population, to explore the value of cutting-edge, Internet-based survey methods to monitor the Affordable Care Act (ACA) before data from federal government surveys are available. Topics covered by the fifth round of the survey (first quarter 2014) include self-reported health status, type of and satisfaction with current health insurance coverage, access to and use of health care, health care affordability, awareness of key provisions of the ACA, sources of information about the health plans in the new ACA health insurance exchanges (healthcare.gov), the importance of various criteria in choosing health insurance plans, and whether the respondent enrolled in health insurance through healthcare.gov. Additional information collected by the survey includes age, education, race, Hispanic origin, gender, income, household size, housing type, marital status, employment status, United States citizenship, smoking, internet access, home ownership, body mass index, sexual orientation, and whether the respondent reported an ambulatory care sensitive condition or a mental or behavioral condition.
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Holahan, John F., and Sharon K. Long. Health Reform Monitoring Survey, First Quarter 2014. ICPSR35614-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-03-12. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35614.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35614.v2
This study was funded by:
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (71390)
- Ford Foundation
- Urban Institute
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
The principal investigators did not provide many of the variables collected in the fifth round, specifically, the open-ended response variables, the variables for the Questions TQ46A, TQ46B and TQ47, the variables from the questionnaire module on child health and child health care (Questions QS1 to QS31), and many variables from the KnowledgePanel profile questionnaire.
The Stata version of the data file, which is the original data format provided by the principal investigators, is declared as multiple imputation data (mi set).
Additional information about this survey is available on the HRMS Web site.
Sample: Each quarterly HRMS sample is drawn from the KnowledgePanel, a probability-based, nationally representative Internet panel maintained by GfK Custom Research. Beginning with the second quarter of 2013, the HRMS includes oversamples of adults with family incomes at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty level and adults from selected state groups based on (1) the potential for gains in insurance coverage in the state under the ACA as estimated by the Urban Institute's microsimulation model and (2) states of specific interest to the HRMS funders. Additional funders have supported oversamples of adults from individual states or subgroups of interest (including children). However, ICPSR received data only for the adults in the general national sample and the income and state group oversamples.
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: 2014-12-18
- 2015-03-12 The principal investigators corrected errors in the variables famsize, _2_famsize, _3_famsize, _4_famsize and _5_famsize. ICPSR revised the codebook accordingly and added a plain text version of the data with a Stata setup and record layout file to the collection.
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