Health Reform Monitoring Survey, United States, First Quarter 2017

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Holahan, John
  • Long, Sharon K.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS) Series
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
Affordable Care Act; health; health care access; health care costs; health care reform; health care services; health insurance; neighborhood characteristics
  • Abstract

    In January 2013, the Urban Institute launched the Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS), a 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 13th round of the survey (first quarter 2017) include self-reported health status, health insurance coverage, access to and use of health care, out-of-pocket health care costs, health care affordability, health insurance literacy, dental care, opinions of the ACA, and rating of neighborhood characteristics. Additional information collected by the survey includes age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, education, race, Hispanic origin, United States citizenship, housing type, home ownership, internet access, income, employment status, and employer size.
  • Abstract

    This study was conducted to provide information on health insurance coverage, access to and use of health care, health care affordability, and self-reported health status, as well as timely data on important implementation issues under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • Methods

    The Health Reform Monitoring survey (HRMS) provides data on health insurance coverage, access to and use of health care, health care affordability, and self-reported health status. Beginning in the second quarter of 2013, each round of the HRMS also contains topical questions focusing on timely ACA policy issues. In the first quarter of 2015, the HRMS shifted from a quarterly fielding schedule to a semiannual schedule.
  • Methods

    The variables include original survey questions, household demographic profile data, and constructed variables which can be used to link panel members who participated in multiple rounds.
  • Methods

    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 online analysis version with question text.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: The HRMS response rate is roughly five percent each round.
  • Abstract


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Public Use Data
    • DS2: Restricted Use Data
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2017-01--2017-03
  • 2017-01 / 2017-03
  • Collection date: 2017-03-01--2017-03-21
  • 2017-03-01 / 2017-03-21
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Household population aged 18-64 Smallest Geographic Unit: Census region
For each HRMS round a stratified random sample of adults ages 18-64 is drawn from the KnowledgePanel, a probability-based, nationally represented Internet panel maintained by GfK Custom Research. The approximately 55,000 adults in the panel include households with and without Internet access. Panel members are recruited from an address-based sample frame derived from the United States Postal Service Delivery Sequence File, which covers 97 percent of United States households. The HRMS sample includes a random sample of approximately 7,500 nonelderly adults per quarter, including oversamples of adults with family incomes at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty line. Additional funders have supported oversamples of adults from individual states or subgroups of interest. However, the data file only includes data for adults in the general national sample and the income oversample. Beginning in the first quarter of 2015, the HRMS shifted from a quarterly fielding schedule to a semiannual schedule.
Collection Mode
  • web-based survey
2019-07-01 The variable Q7_F has been restricted from public dissemination. ICPSR has removed this variable from the Public Use Data and updated documentation to reflect this change. ICPSR has updated this collection to include fully enhanced variable and value labels. To conform to ICPSR naming conventions, part numbers have been revised in this release. The Public Use Data is now DS1, and the Restricted Use Data is now DS2. Funding institution(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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
  • 37031 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR37031.v1
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  • Karpman, Michael, Kenney, Genevieve, Gonzalez, Dulce. Health Care Coverage, Access, and Affordability for Children and Parents: New Findings from March 2018. Health Reform Monitoring Survey Policy Brief.Washington, DC: Health Reform Monitoring Survey Policy Brief. 2018.
    • ID: (URL)
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  • Ziller, Erika, Burgess, Amanda, Leonard, Barbara. Low-Income, Uninsured Mainers Face Substantial Challenges Getting Health Care. HRMS Brief.Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service; Maine Health Access Foundation. 2018.
    • ID: mehaf hrms brief_3 20 2018.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2019-07-01 | Issue Number: 4 | Registration Date: 2018-06-11