Privately Insured in America: Opinions on Health Care Costs and Coverage, 2014 (ICPSR 36176)

Published: Sep 22, 2015

Principal Investigator(s):
Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research

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This survey interviewed adults ages 18-64 with private health insurance - health insurance received through an employer or union or purchased directly from an insurance company or through a state or federal marketplace or exchange -- about the characteristics of their health care insurance coverage, their health care utilization and their views on the price of health care, how health costs impact their health care utilization decisions and the extent to which other aspects of their lives are affected by health care costs. Other topics covered by the survey include satisfaction with one's current health insurance plan, problems experienced with health care under the current plan and the importance of various plan attributes in choosing a health plan. The survey also collected information on overall health status and socio-demographic characteristics, such age, sex, marital status, education, employment status, income, race and Hispanic origin.

Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Privately Insured in America: Opinions on Health Care Costs and Coverage, 2014. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-09-22.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (71641)

2014-07-22 -- 2014-09-03

2014-07-22 -- 2014-09-03

This is one of three surveys conducted under grant 71641, a project that investigated how information on quality and value impacts health care decision making. The other two surveys are Finding Quality Doctors: How Americans Evaluate Provider Quality in the United States, 2014 (ICPSR 36055) and Employer Perspectives on the Health Insurance Market: A Survey of Businesses in the United States, 2014 (ICPSR 36175).

The sample was selected using random digit dialing of landline and cell phone numbers. Only adults ages 18-64 with private insurance were eligible for the survey. One respondent was randomly selected in households with more than one eligible person.

Adults ages 18-64 with private health insurance.

computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)

The final response rate was 23 percent, based on the American Association of Public Opinion Research Response Rate 3 method.



2015-09-22 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:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


  • 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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