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Massachusetts Health Reform Survey, 2018

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Long, Sharon
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
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
health; health care; health care access; health care reform; health expenditures; health insurance; medical care; mental health; substance abuse; substance abuse treatment
  • Abstract

    In April 2006, Massachusetts passed a comprehensive health care reform bill entitled An Act Providing Access To Affordable, Quality, Accountable Health Care (Chapter 58 of the Acts of 2006), that sought to move the state to near universal coverage. In order to track the impacts of Chapter 58, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation began funding an annual telephone survey of nonelderly adults in the Commonwealth in fall 2006, just prior to the implementation of key elements of the law. That survey, called the Massachusetts Health Reform Survey (MHRS), was fielded in the fall of 2006-2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2018. This data collection comprises data from the 2018 round of the Massachusetts Health Reform Survey (MHRS). Topics covered by the survey include health insurance status; specific types of health insurance coverage held by the survey respondents; insurance premiums and covered services for those with insurance; access to and use of health care; out-of-pocket health care costs and medical debt; health and disability status; mental health and substance use disorders. Demographic variables include income, race, and employment status.
  • 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: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: 13.6 percent
  • Abstract


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Public Use
    • DS2: Restricted Use
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2018-02-05--2018-05-03
  • 2018-02-05 / 2018-05-03
  • Collection date: 2018-02-05--2018-05-03
  • 2018-02-05 / 2018-05-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Massachusetts
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 19-64 in Massachusetts households with a landline telephone and/or a cellphone. Smallest Geographic Unit: State
The MHRS sample was designed by Marketing Systems Group (MSG), using the GENESYS IDplus procedures to eliminate non-working and business landline numbers from the sample. Households were selected using stratified random-digit dialing. One respondent was randomly selected from each eligible household. Uninsuredand low- and moderate-income adults were oversampled.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)
Funding institution(s): Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts 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
  • 37411 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR37411.v1

Update Metadata: 2019-10-24 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-24

Long, Sharon (2019): Massachusetts Health Reform Survey, 2018. Archival Version. Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS) Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.