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Massachusetts Health Reform Survey, 2012

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Long, Sharon
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Massachusetts Health Reform Survey Series
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
health; health care; health care access; health care reform; health insurance; health services utilization
  • Abstract

    This study contains data from the sixth 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, access to health care, health care utilization, health insurance coverage, health insurance premiums, out-of-pocket health care costs, medical debt, and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. The survey also questioned the respondents about the burden of their health care spending, asked them to rate various aspects of their health insurance coverage, and asked how confident they felt they would be able to keep their current coverage in the coming year.
  • Methods

    Response Rates: 33.1 percent
  • Abstract


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2012-09-27--2013-01-31
  • 2012-09-27 / 2013-01-31
  • Collection date: 2012-09-27--2013-01-31
  • 2012-09-27 / 2013-01-31
Geographic Coverage
  • Massachusetts
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 19-64 years old in Massachusetts households with a cell-phone or landline telephone.
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. Low and moderate income adults were oversampled.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)
2020-03-24 Online variable search capabilities have been added for this study. Funding institution(s): Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (70219).
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 35061 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR35061.v1
  • Long, Sharon K., Skopec, Laura, Shelto, Audrey, Nordahl, Katharine, Walsh, Kaitlyn K.. Massachusetts health reform at ten years: Great progress, but coverage gaps remain. 35, (9), 1-7.2016.
    • ID: 10.1377/hlthaff.2016.0354 (DOI)
  • Long, Sharon K., Dimmock, Thomas H.. Health Insurance Coverage and Health Care Access and Affordability in Massachusetts: Affordability Still a Challenge. Boston, MA: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. 2014.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Long, Sharon K., Fogel, Ariel. Health Insurance Coverage and Health Care Access, Use, and Affordability in Massachusetts: An Update as of Fall 2012. Washington, DC: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. 2014.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Long, Sharon K., Nordahl, Kate, Seifert, Robert. Coverage and Access Remain Strong, but Costs Are Still a Concern: Summary of the 2012 Massachusetts Health Reform Survey. Blue Cross of Massachusetts Foundation. 2014.
    • ID: (URL)

Update Metadata: 2020-03-24 | Issue Number: 7 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Long, Sharon (2014): Massachusetts Health Reform Survey, 2012. Archival Version. Massachusetts Health Reform Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.