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Massachusetts Health Reform Survey, 2015

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Long, Sharon
Other Title
  • Version 2 (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
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
health; health care; health care access; health care reform; health insurance; health services utilization
  • Abstract

    This data collection comprises data from the 2015 round of the Massachusetts Health Reform Survey (MHRS), a survey which has been conducted in most years since 2006 to monitor and understand the state's health care system. 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; and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • 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: 20.6 percent
  • Abstract


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2015-09-08--2015-11-08
  • 2015-09-08 / 2015-11-08
  • Collection date: 2015-09-08--2015-11-08
  • 2015-09-08 / 2015-11-08
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-digit dialing. 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.
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
  • 36419 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36419.v1
  • Long, Sharon K., Dimmock, Thomas H.. Summary of Health Insurance Coverage and Health Care Access and Affordability in Massachusetts: 2015 Update. Urban Institute. 2016.
  • 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)

Update Metadata: 2020-03-24 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-03-24

Long, Sharon (2017): Massachusetts Health Reform Survey, 2015. Version 2. Massachusetts Health Reform Survey Series. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.