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

Published: Jul 24, 2008

Principal Investigator(s):
Sally Stearns, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Version V2

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.

Stearns, Sally. State Risk Pool Utilization and Cost Data, 1988-1991: [Connecticut, Florida, Minnesota, Nebraska, Washington, and Wisconsin]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-07-24.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (19190)

1988-01-01 -- 1991-12-31


(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.

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

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

administrative records data



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


  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

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This study is maintained and distributed by the Health and Medical Care Archive (HMCA). HMCA is the official data archive of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.