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Study Report

Study Number: QG-040-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1991

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Understanding the consequences of medical underwriting, 1991-1992: [Minnesota].  [machine-readable data file] / Lurie, Nicole  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6454

Date Accessioned: 1/20/1997

Number of Files Received: 1

Comments: All data files and "readme" files for each of the studies on this CD-ROM are provided as ASCII text files, and all codebooks and files with supplementary documentation are supplied in PDF. For some studies on this CD-ROM, data files are provided in portable SAS or SPSS files as well as in ASCII format. Additionally, some data files are accompanied by SAS or SPSS data definition statements

Access Status: Access restricted to U.W. Madison campus

Date Ordered: 1/20/1997

Documentation: Machine-readable; documentation is provided in a combination of ASCII text and PDF files . The CD-ROM includes Adobe Acrobat Reader software which can be used to view, search, and print the PDF files.

Abstract: This survey interviewed Minnesotans who were denied health insurance or were offered coverage with limitations due to pre-existing health conditions. Lapses in insurance coverage and their consequences were investigated. Respondents were queried about their current health insurance status, reasons for not having health insurance now, out-of-pocket costs for current insurance, deductibles, and co-payments. In addition, they were questioned about reasons why they were denied health insurance, steps taken to obtain health insurance after denial, acceptance of health coverage with a limitation rider, and awareness of and enrollment in the Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association, a state-wide high-risk insurance pool. Other questions asked about respondents' health, limitations due to poor health, the amount of time spent worrying about health insurance or health care costs, familial conflicts caused by these worries, sacrifices incurred in education, vacations, and major purchases due to concerns about health insurance and health care, out-of-pocket costs for health care, the amount of unpaid medical bills, and delays in seeking medical care due to lack of money or insurance. The data include information on the respondents' age, gender, height, weight, race, education, marital status, employment status, occupation, and yearly household income

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