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Note: Codebooks contain frequency data from the private data release. For some variables, these differ from the frequencies in the public release. Variables that differ between the public and private versions include "(not available on public release)" as part of the variable description, or a note indicating the difference between the public and private versions.

Mail: Health Insurance Coverage

Graduate Mail: Health Insurance Coverage Module

OVERVIEW

Although new to the 2011 mail survey, the Health Insurance Coverage section is
similar in scope to the Access to Health Care and Insurance Module of the 2004
telephone interview. The mail questionnaire begins by determining all types of
health insurance the participant and their spouse - if applicable - are
currently covered under. These types can be organized into three categories:
(1) government or public health insurance that covers hospital costs or the
costs of visits to the doctor; (2) private health insurance that works with,
supplements, or replaces Medicare coverage to cover hospital costs or the costs
of visits to the doctor; and (3) private health insurance that does not
supplement or replace Medicare coverage to cover hospital costs or the costs of
visits to the doctor. Next, the questionnaire determines whether the
participant and/or their spouse are covered by any prescription drug insurance
plans. Here, coverage under the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan is given
particular emphasis. If the participant is enrolled in a Medicare Part D
prescription drug plan, they are asked how much - if anything - they pay in
premiums for it, how they selected their particular plan, how important various
factors were in their selection of it, and their satisfaction with and
confidence in it. If the participant is not enrolled in a Medicare Part D
prescription drug plan, they are asked about their reasons for not signing up.
The questionnaire concludes by asking a series of questions about long-term
care insurance initially introduced during the Health Behaviors section of the
2004 mail survey. 

For the sake of comparison, see also the 2004 CATI administered Access to
Health Care and Insurance Module.

For more details on the coding of insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see
cor1026 in Appendix P

BRIEF VARIABLE DESCRIPTIONS

    Variable ranges reference dataset/codebook order and are not necessarily 
    alphabetical.
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    JINS01RE-JINS09OS:		  Participant's Coverage Under Various Types
    				  of Government or Public Health Insurance
    
    JINS10RE-JINS18OS:		  Participant's Spouse's Coverage Under 
    				  Various Types of Government or Public 
    				  Health Insurance
    				  
    JINS19RE-JINS21OS:		  Participant's Coverage Under Various Types
    				  of Private Health Insurance That 
    				  Supplement or Replace Medicare

    JINS22RE-JINS24OS:		  Participant's Spouse's Coverage Under 
    				  Various Types of Private Health Insurance
    				  That Supplement or Replace Medicare
    
    JINS25RE-JINS27OS:		  Participant's Coverage Under Various Types
    				  of Private Health Insurance That Do Not
    				  Supplement or Replace Medicare
    				  
    JINS28RE-JINS30OS:		  Participant's Spouse's Coverage Under
    				  Various Types of Private Health Insurance
    				  That Do Not Supplement or Replace Medicare
    
    JINS31RE-JINS35OS:		  Participant's Coverage Under Various
    				  Prescription Drug Insurance Plans
    
    JINS36RE-JINS40OS:    	  Participant's Spouse's Coverage Under 
    				  Various Prescription Drug Insurance Plans
    
    JINS41RE-JINS42RE:		  Is Participant or Their Spouse Enrolled in
    				  A Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan?
    				  
    JINS43RE-JIN490RE:		  Importance of Specific Reasons to
    				  Participant's Decision Not to Sign Up For
    				  A Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan
    
    JIN500RE-JIN501RE:		  Indicators for Whether Participant Provided
    			  	  the Names of Their Medicare Part D
    			  	  Prescription Drug Plan and the Insurance
    			  	  Company Associated With It
    
    JINS50RE:			  How Did the Participant Select Their Current
    				  Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan?
    
    JINS51RE-JINS58RE:		  Importance of Specific Reasons to 
    				  Participant's Selection of Their Medicare 
    				  Part D Prescription Drug Plan
    
    JINS59RE-JINS60RE:		  Participant's Usage of the Internet to 
    				  Select Their Medicare Part D Prescription
    				  Drug Plan
    				  
    JINS61RE-JINS64RE:		  Characteristics of the Premium Participant 
    				  Pays For Their Medicare Part D Prescription
    				  Drug Plan 
    
    JINS65RE-JINS67RE:		  Satisfaction With, Confidence In, and 
    				  Likelihood of Switching Medicare Part D
    				  Prescription Drug Plan
    
    JXHI58RE-JXHI65RE:		  Long-Term Care Insurance

jins01re: Does Participant currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through Medicare Part A?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1_1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 169 252 421
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 9 11
1 YES 2206 2511 4717
2 NO 99 139 238
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of government or public health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".

jins02re: Does Participant currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through Medicare Part B?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1_2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 168 216 384
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 7 9
1 YES 2096 2481 4577
2 NO 210 207 417
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of government or public health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".

jins03re: Does Participant currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through the Wisconsin Medicaid Program, Badgercare, or another state Medicaid program (sometimes called Medical Assistance or Title XIX)?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1_3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 280 360 640
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-1 DON'T KNOW 3 1 4
1 YES 74 95 169
2 NO 2118 2455 4573
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of government or public health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".

jins04re: Does Participant currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through TRICARE for Life (a military health plan)?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1_4

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 263 331 594
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 0 2
1 YES 103 97 200
2 NO 2108 2483 4591
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of government or public health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".

jins05re: Does Participant currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through CHAMP VA (a military health plan)?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1_5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 271 352 623
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
1 YES 34 10 44
2 NO 2170 2549 4719
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of government or public health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".

jins06re: Does Participant currently receive government or public health insurance coverage by going to a VA clinic and receiving healthcare directly through the VA?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1_6

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 249 362 611
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
1 YES 267 14 281
2 NO 1960 2535 4495
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of government or public health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".

jins07re: Does Participant currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through HIRSP (the Health Insurance Risk Sharing Plan) of Wisconsin?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1_7

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 270 345 615
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
1 YES 6 6 12
2 NO 2200 2560 4760
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of government or public health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".

jins08re: Does Participant currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through the Indian Health Service?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1_8
*NOT AVAILABLE ON PUBLIC RELEASE*

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 276 349 625
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
1 YES 6 3 9
2 NO 2193 2559 4752
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of government or public health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".

jins09re: Does Participant currently receive some other form of government or public health insurance coverage?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1_9

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 274 361 635
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 YES 66 48 114
2 NO 2136 2501 4637
Note: By "some other form of government or public health insurance coverage," we mean other than the following: Medicare Part A; Medicare Part B; the Wisconsin Medicaid Program, Badgercare, or another state Medicaid program (sometimes called Medical Assistance or Title XIX); TRICARE for Life; CHAMP VA; going to a VA clinic and receiving healthcare directly through the VA; HIRSP (the Health Insurance Risk Sharing Plan) of Wisconsin; or the Indian Health Service.
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of government or public health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

jins09os: Other Specify: Type of other form of government or public health insurance coverage

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1_9, c_y_hins1_9

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-2 2412 2865 5277
1 Left Blank 23 19 42
2 Not Codeable 41 25 66
4 VA/Military/Tricare 0 1 1
6 Specific State or Federal plan named 2 3 5
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

jins10re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through Medicare Part A?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1r, inProxySAQ, y_hins1a, y_hins1b_1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 335 506 841
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 298 786 1084
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 3 5
1 YES 1538 1508 3046
2 NO 303 107 410
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of government or public health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".

jins11re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through Medicare Part B?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1r, inProxySAQ, y_hins1a, y_hins1b_2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 339 487 826
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 2 0 2
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 298 786 1084
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 3 5
1 YES 1488 1481 2969
2 NO 347 154 501
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of government or public health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".

jins12re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through the Wisconsin Medicaid Program, Badgercare, or another state Medicaid program (sometimes called Medical Assistance or Title XIX)?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1r, inProxySAQ, y_hins1a, y_hins1b_3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 431 546 977
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 298 786 1084
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
1 YES 47 37 84
2 NO 1699 1541 3240
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of government or public health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".

jins13re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through TRICARE for Life (a military health plan)?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1r, inProxySAQ, y_hins1a, y_hins1b_4

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 419 530 949
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 298 786 1084
1 YES 81 76 157
2 NO 1678 1519 3197
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of government or public health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".

jins14re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through CHAMP VA (a military health plan)?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1r, inProxySAQ, y_hins1a, y_hins1b_5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 426 540 966
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 298 786 1084
1 YES 7 20 27
2 NO 1745 1565 3310
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of government or public health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".

jins15re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive government or public health insurance coverage by going to a VA clinic and receiving healthcare directly through the VA?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1r, inProxySAQ, y_hins1a, y_hins1b_6

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 423 519 942
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 298 786 1084
1 YES 7 241 248
2 NO 1748 1364 3112
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of government or public health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".

jins16re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through HIRSP (the Health Insurance Risk Sharing Plan) of Wisconsin?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1r, inProxySAQ, y_hins1a, y_hins1b_7

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 424 536 960
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 298 786 1084
1 YES 7 3 10
2 NO 1747 1586 3333
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of government or public health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".

jins17re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through the Indian Health Service?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1r, inProxySAQ, y_hins1a, y_hins1b_8
*NOT AVAILABLE ON PUBLIC RELEASE*

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 429 539 968
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 298 786 1084
1 YES 4 2 6
2 NO 1744 1584 3328
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of government or public health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".

jins18re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive some other form of government or public health insurance coverage?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1r, inProxySAQ, y_hins1a, y_hins1b_9

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 426 545 971
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 298 786 1084
1 YES 67 47 114
2 NO 1685 1533 3218
Note: By "some other form of government or public health insurance coverage," we mean other than the following: Medicare Part A; Medicare Part B; the Wisconsin Medicaid Program, Badgercare, or another state Medicaid program (sometimes called Medical Assistance or Title XIX); TRICARE for Life; CHAMP VA; going to a VA clinic and receiving healthcare directly through the VA; HIRSP (the Health Insurance Risk Sharing Plan) of Wisconsin; or the Indian Health Service.
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of government or public health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

jins18os: Other Specify: R's spouse type of other form of government or public health insurance coverage

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1r, inProxySAQ, y_hins1a, y_hins1b_9, c_y_hins1b_9

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 15 15 30
-2 2411 2866 5277
1 Left Blank 19 16 35
2 Not Codeable 29 13 42
3 Company or Plan name given 1 1 2
4 VA/Military/Tricare 2 2 4
6 Specific State or Federal plan named 1 0 1
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

jins19re: Does Participant currently receive private health insurance coverage that works with, supplements, or replaces Medicare through a Medicare HMO?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins2_1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 338 488 826
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 8 10
1 YES 821 901 1722
2 NO 1315 1514 2829
Note: Medicare HMOs are presented on the mail questionnaire as follows: "Medicare HMO: a Medicare Advantage Plan, a Medicare Private Fee for Service or "PFFS" Plan, or other Medicare HMO".
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of private health insurance that "work with, supplement, or replace Medicare that cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".

jins20re: Does Participant currently receive private health insurance coverage that works with, supplements, or replaces Medicare through a Medigap Medicare supplement policy or a Medicare Select policy?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins2_2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 448 640 1088
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-1 DON'T KNOW 6 15 21
1 YES 395 323 718
2 NO 1627 1933 3560
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of private health insurance that "work with, supplement, or replace Medicare that cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".

jins21re: Does Participant currently receive some other form of private health insurance coverage that works with, supplements, or replaces Medicare?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins2_3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 349 401 750
-3 REFUSED 2 3 5
-1 DON'T KNOW 3 8 11
1 YES 1078 1452 2530
2 NO 1046 1049 2095
Note: By "other form of private health insurance coverage that works with, supplements, or replaces Medicare," we mean other than a Medicare HMO (a Medicare Advantage Plan, a Medicare Private Fee for Service or "PFFS" Plan, or other Medicare HMO), a "Medigap" Medicare supplement policy, or a Medicare Select policy.
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of private health insurance that "work with, supplement, or replace Medicare that cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

jins21os: Other Specify: Type of other form of private health insurance coverage that supplements Medicare

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins2_3, c_y_hins2_3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 35 47 82
-2 1400 1461 2861
1 Left Blank 118 119 237
2 Not Codeable 128 112 240
3 Company or Plan name given 797 1174 1971
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

jins22re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive private health insurance coverage that works with, supplements, or replaces Medicare through a Medicare HMO?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins2r, inProxySAQ, y_hins2a, y_hins2b_1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 484 645 1129
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 284 758 1042
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 YES 593 559 1152
2 NO 1115 948 2063
Note: Medicare HMOs are presented on the mail questionnaire as follows: "Medicare HMO: a Medicare Advantage Plan, a Medicare Private Fee for Service or "PFFS" Plan, or other Medicare HMO".
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of private health insurance that "work with, supplement, or replace Medicare that cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".

jins23re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive private health insurance coverage that works with, supplements, or replaces Medicare through a Medigap Medicare supplement policy or a Medicare Select policy?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins2r, inProxySAQ, y_hins2a, y_hins2b_2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 563 726 1289
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 284 758 1042
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 YES 306 195 501
2 NO 1323 1229 2552
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of private health insurance that "work with, supplement, or replace Medicare that cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".

jins24re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive some other form of private health insurance coverage that works with, supplements, or replaces Medicare?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins2r, inProxySAQ, y_hins2a, y_hins2b_3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 477 591 1068
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 284 758 1042
-1 DON'T KNOW 3 1 4
1 YES 820 890 1710
2 NO 892 670 1562
Note: By "other form of private health insurance coverage that works with, supplements, or replaces Medicare," we mean other than a Medicare HMO (a Medicare Advantage Plan, a Medicare Private Fee for Service or "PFFS" Plan, or other Medicare HMO), a "Medigap" Medicare supplement policy, or a Medicare Select policy.
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of private health insurance that "work with, supplement, or replace Medicare that cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor".
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

jins24os: Other Specify: Participant's spouse type of other form of private health insurance coverage that supplements Medicare

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins2r, inProxySAQ, y_hins2a, y_hins2b_3, c_y_hins2b_3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 67 80 147
-2 1658 2023 3681
1 Left Blank 88 84 172
2 Not Codeable 95 71 166
3 Company or Plan name given 570 651 1221
4 VA/Military/Tricare 0 4 4
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

jins25re: Does Participant currently receive private health insurance coverage that does not supplement or replace Medicare through individual private insurance?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins3_1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 234 340 574
-3 REFUSED 1 2 3
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 9 11
1 YES 153 159 312
2 NO 2088 2403 4491
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of private health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor that do NOT supplement or replace Medicare (do not include long-term care, dental, vision, or plans that provide extra cash or that pay for one type of service such as cancer or accidents)".

jins26re: Does Participant currently receive private health insurance coverage that does not supplement or replace Medicare through an employer?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins3_2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 234 321 555
-3 REFUSED 1 2 3
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 5 7
1 YES 195 157 352
2 NO 2046 2428 4474
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of private health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor that do NOT supplement or replace Medicare (do not include long-term care, dental, vision, or plans that provide extra cash or that pay for one type of service such as cancer or accidents)".

jins27re: Does Participant currently receive some other form of private health insurance coverage that does not supplement or replace Medicare?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins3_3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 244 341 585
-3 REFUSED 1 2 3
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 6 8
1 YES 103 122 225
2 NO 2128 2442 4570
Note: By "other form of private health insurance coverage that does not supplement or replace Medicare," we mean other than individual private insurance or health insurance through an employer.
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of private health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor that do NOT supplement or replace Medicare (do not include long-term care, dental, vision, or plans that provide extra cash or that pay for one type of service such as cancer or accidents)".
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

jins27os: Other Specify: Type of other form of private health insurance not supplementing Medicare

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins3_3, c_y_hins3_3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 8 9 17
-2 2375 2791 5166
1 Left Blank 17 11 28
2 Not Codeable 14 9 23
3 Company or Plan name given 61 93 154
4 VA/Military/Tricare 3 0 3
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

jins28re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive private health insurance coverage that does not supplement or replace Medicare through individual private insurance?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins3r, inProxySAQ, y_hins3a, y_hins3b_1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 413 610 1023
-3 REFUSED 1 2 3
-2 267 696 963
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 YES 177 88 265
2 NO 1620 1514 3134
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of private health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor that do NOT supplement or replace Medicare (do not include long-term care, dental, vision, or plans that provide extra cash or that pay for one type of service such as cancer or accidents)".

jins29re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive private health insurance coverage that does not supplement or replace Medicare through an employer?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins3r, inProxySAQ, y_hins3a, y_hins3b_2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 404 596 1000
-3 REFUSED 1 2 3
-2 267 696 963
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 YES 221 93 314
2 NO 1585 1523 3108
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of private health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor that do NOT supplement or replace Medicare (do not include long-term care, dental, vision, or plans that provide extra cash or that pay for one type of service such as cancer or accidents)".

jins30re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive some other form of private health insurance coverage that does not supplement or replace Medicare?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins3r, inProxySAQ, y_hins3a, y_hins3b_3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 423 613 1036
-3 REFUSED 1 2 3
-2 267 696 963
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 3 4
1 YES 117 69 186
2 NO 1669 1530 3199
Note: By "other form of private health insurance coverage that does not supplement or replace Medicare," we mean other than individual private insurance or health insurance through an employer.
Note: The set of instructions prefacing the survey question this variable was based on indicated that the participant was to focus on types of private health insurance that "cover hospital costs or the costs of visits to the doctor that do NOT supplement or replace Medicare (do not include long-term care, dental, vision, or plans that provide extra cash or that pay for one type of service such as cancer or accidents)".
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

jins30os: Other Specify: Participant's spouse type of other form of private health insurance not suplementing. Medicare

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins3r, inProxySAQ, y_hins3a, y_hins3b_3, c_y_hins3b_3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 12 7 19
-2 2361 2844 5205
1 Left Blank 27 7 34
2 Not Codeable 7 1 8
3 Company or Plan name given 71 54 125
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

jins31re: Does Participant currently receive prescription drug insurance through Wisconsin SeniorCare?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins4_1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 275 332 607
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-3 REFUSED 2 3 5
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 5 5
1 YES 80 195 275
2 NO 2121 2377 4498

jins32re: Does Participant currently receive prescription drug insurance through some other state prescription drug program?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins4_2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 280 384 664
-3 REFUSED 2 3 5
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 6 6
1 YES 107 151 258
2 NO 2089 2369 4458
Note: By "some other state prescription drug program," we mean other than Wisconsin SeniorCare.

jins33re: Does Participant currently receive prescription drug insurance through Medicare Advantage?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins4_3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 288 406 694
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-3 REFUSED 2 3 5
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 14 16
1 YES 444 530 974
2 NO 1741 1960 3701

jins34re: Does Participant currently receive prescription drug insurance through a Medigap prescription drug benefit plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins4_4

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 319 425 744
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-3 REFUSED 2 3 5
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 11 15
1 YES 220 209 429
2 NO 1932 2265 4197

jins35re: Does Participant currently receive some other type of private prescription drug insurance?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins4_5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 294 378 672
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 2 1 3
-3 REFUSED 1 3 4
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 10 11
1 YES 990 1161 2151
2 NO 1190 1360 2550
Note: By "other type of private prescription drug insurance," we mean other than Medicare Advantage or a Medigap prescription drug benefit plan.
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

jins35os: Other Specify: Type of other private prescription drug insurance

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins4_5, c_y_hins4_5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 33 40 73
-2 1488 1752 3240
1 Left Blank 90 94 184
2 Not Codeable 132 114 246
3 Company or Plan name given 647 876 1523
4 VA/Military/Tricare 70 20 90
5 Medicare HMO 17 17 34
6 Specific State or Federal plan named 1 0 1
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

jins36re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive prescription drug insurance through Wisconsin SeniorCare?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins4r, inProxySAQ, y_hins4a, y_hins4b_1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 443 572 1015
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 283 732 1015
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
1 YES 60 72 132
2 NO 1690 1533 3223

jins37re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive prescription drug insurance through some other state prescription drug program?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins4r, inProxySAQ, y_hins4a, y_hins4b_2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 441 607 1048
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 283 732 1015
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 YES 84 78 162
2 NO 1668 1491 3159
Note: By "some other state prescription drug program," we mean other than Wisconsin SeniorCare.

jins38re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive prescription drug insurance through Medicare Advantage?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins4r, inProxySAQ, y_hins4a, y_hins4b_3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 449 620 1069
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 283 732 1015
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 4 4
1 YES 332 321 653
2 NO 1411 1234 2645

jins39re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive prescription drug insurance through a Medigap prescription drug benefit plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins4r, inProxySAQ, y_hins4a, y_hins4b_4

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 471 630 1101
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 283 732 1015
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 4 5
1 YES 178 105 283
2 NO 1543 1440 2983

jins40re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive some other type of private prescription drug insurance?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins4r, inProxySAQ, y_hins4a, y_hins4b_5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 433 582 1015
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 1 2
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 283 732 1015
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 3 5
1 YES 815 766 1581
2 NO 942 827 1769
Note: By "other type of private prescription drug insurance," we mean other than Medicare Advantage or a Medigap prescription drug benefit plan.
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

jins40os: Other Specify: Participant's spouse other type of private prescription drug insurance

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins4r, inProxySAQ, y_hins4a, y_hins4b_5, c_y_hins4b_5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 57 67 124
-2 1663 2147 3810
1 Left Blank 92 73 165
2 Not Codeable 80 57 137
3 Company or Plan name given 551 482 1033
4 VA/Military/Tricare 25 79 104
5 Medicare HMO 9 8 17
6 Specific State or Federal plan named 1 0 1
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

jins41re: Is your spouse currently enrolled in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 179 236 415
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 2 9 11
-3 REFUSED 1 2 3
-2 293 763 1056
-1 DON'T KNOW 56 82 138
1 YES 912 835 1747
2 NO 1035 986 2021
Note: Prior to being asked the survey question this variable was based on, the participant was informed that "the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan provides coverage for prescription drugs, usually through a private insurance provider."

jins42re: Are you currently enrolled in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 166 200 366
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 3 7 10
-3 REFUSED 1 3 4
-1 DON'T KNOW 79 108 187
1 YES 1106 1431 2537
2 NO 1123 1164 2287
Note: Prior to being asked the survey question this variable was based on, the participant was informed that "the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan provides coverage for prescription drugs, usually through a private insurance provider."

jins43re: How important was not yet being age 65 to your decision not to sign up for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins7_1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 541 635 1176
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1181 1536 2717
-1 DON'T KNOW 5 2 7
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 690 665 1355
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 12 15 27
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 11 17 28
4 VERY IMPORTANT 7 11 18
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 16 16 32

jins44re: How important was preferring Wisconsin SeniorCare to your decision not to sign up for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins7_2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 510 587 1097
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1181 1536 2717
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 703 630 1333
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 15 11 26
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 10 13 23
4 VERY IMPORTANT 16 25 41
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 26 93 119

jins45re: How important was not knowing the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan was available to your decision not to sign up?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins7_3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 512 615 1127
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1181 1536 2717
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 1 5
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 681 663 1344
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 21 14 35
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 35 33 68
4 VERY IMPORTANT 15 15 30
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 14 20 34

jins46re: How important was getting prescription drugs from the VA to your decision not to sign up for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins7_4

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 462 625 1087
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1181 1536 2717
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 1 3
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 627 704 1331
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 9 2 11
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 11 2 13
4 VERY IMPORTANT 38 4 42
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 132 23 155

jins47re: How important was not using enough prescription drugs to make a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan worthwhile to your decision not to sign up?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins7_5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 479 570 1049
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1181 1536 2717
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 608 555 1163
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 19 19 38
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 40 41 81
4 VERY IMPORTANT 45 56 101
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 89 117 206

jins48re: How important was preferring some other state prescription drug program to your decision not to sign up for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins7_6

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 502 613 1115
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 2 1 3
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1181 1536 2717
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 690 631 1321
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 8 7 15
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 16 22 38
4 VERY IMPORTANT 17 25 42
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 45 60 105

jins49re: How important was some other reason to your decision not to sign up for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins7_7

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 824 965 1789
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 3 3
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1181 1536 2717
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 4 8
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 113 102 215
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 4 3 7
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 7 7 14
4 VERY IMPORTANT 56 39 95
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 274 238 512
Note: By "some other reason," we mean one other than the following: not yet being age 65; preferring Wisconsin SeniorCare; not knowing the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan was available; getting prescription drugs from the VA; not using enough prescription drugs to make the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan worthwhile; or preferring some other state prescription drug program.

jin490re: Other reason reported by Participant as implicated in decision not to sign up for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: JINS49RE, c_y_hins7_7

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 78 68 146
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 25 15 40
-2 2011 2510 4521
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
1 HAVE VA/TRICARE COVERAGE 41 37 78
2 STILL WORKING 44 33 77
3 HAVE SENIOR CARE 0 2 2
4 LOSE MEDICAL COVERAGE IF SIGN UP 0 2 2
5 SPOUSE/PARTNER WORKS, COVERED UNDER PLAN 18 7 25
6 RECOMMENDED BY INSURANCE/ADVISOR 1 0 1
7 NOT ELIGIBLE 5 7 12
9 OTHER 12 13 25
10 COVERED BY FORMER EMPLOYER 39 31 70
11 COVERED BY OTHER INSURANCE 184 166 350
12 COST 6 7 13
Note: By "other reason," we mean one other than the following: not yet being age 65; preferring Wisconsin SeniorCare; not knowing the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan was available; getting prescription drugs from the VA; not using enough prescription drugs to make the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan worthwhile; or preferring some other state prescription drug program.

jin500re: Did Participant provide the name of their current Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: JINS42RE, y_hins8

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 4 4 8
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1202 1272 2474
-1 DON'T KNOW 187 210 397
1 YES 846 1126 1972
2 NO 237 299 536
Note: If the participant left the line on which they were asked to provide the name of their Medicare Part D prescription drug plan blank, this variable has been assigned a value of "2", signifying no.

jin501re: Did Participant provide the name of the insurance company that provides their current Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: JINS42RE, y_hins9

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 4 4 8
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1202 1272 2474
-1 DON'T KNOW 136 165 301
1 YES 885 1143 2028
2 NO 249 327 576

jins50re: Did you choose your current Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, did someone else choose it for you, or were you enrolled in it automatically?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins10

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 190 238 428
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 8 11 19
-3 REFUSED 1 2 3
-2 1202 1272 2474
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
1 CHOSE OWN PLAN 802 963 1765
2 SOMEONE ELSE CHOSE PLAN 96 185 281
3 WAS ENROLLED AUTOMATICALLY 178 242 420

jins51re: How important was Medicare's 800, toll-free telephone number to helping you choose your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins11_1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 269 400 669
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1200 1270 2470
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 741 873 1614
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 85 104 189
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 100 115 215
4 VERY IMPORTANT 46 97 143
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 20 36 56

jins52re: How important was a state or county government program or helpline to helping you choose your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins11_2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 272 413 685
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1200 1270 2470
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 801 918 1719
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 62 84 146
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 63 83 146
4 VERY IMPORTANT 40 79 119
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 24 48 72

jins53re: How important was Medicare's Part D Prescription Drug Plan representative to helping you choose your plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins11_3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 255 388 643
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 5 6
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1200 1270 2470
-1 DON'T KNOW 3 1 4
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 529 578 1107
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 78 100 178
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 140 193 333
4 VERY IMPORTANT 181 226 407
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 76 136 212

jins54re: How important was a pharmacist to helping you choose your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins11_4

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 274 417 691
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 3 2 5
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1200 1270 2470
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 704 835 1539
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 60 83 143
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 106 107 213
4 VERY IMPORTANT 81 108 189
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 34 74 108

jins55re: How important was your spouse to helping you choose your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins11_5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 294 480 774
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1200 1270 2470
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 554 650 1204
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 65 46 111
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 126 102 228
4 VERY IMPORTANT 134 174 308
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 90 172 262

jins56re: How important was your child or child-in-law to helping you choose your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins11_6

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 299 463 762
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1200 1270 2470
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 881 1060 1941
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 37 32 69
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 25 28 53
4 VERY IMPORTANT 11 23 34
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 10 20 30

jins57re: How important was a family member other than your child or child-in-law to helping you choose your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins11_7

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 289 437 726
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1200 1270 2470
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 889 1073 1962
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 39 38 77
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 23 28 51
4 VERY IMPORTANT 13 35 48
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 10 15 25

jins58re: How important was a friend to helping you choose your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins11_8

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 283 419 702
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1200 1270 2470
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 777 955 1732
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 73 73 146
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 70 87 157
4 VERY IMPORTANT 41 63 104
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 19 28 47

jins59re: Did you use the Internet at all in deciding whether to enroll in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins12

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 179 218 397
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1200 1270 2470
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 10 14
1 YES 183 187 370
2 NO 897 1211 2108

jins60re: Did you use the government's Medicare website tools at all to select your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins12a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 177 216 393
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 2101 2492 4593
-1 DON'T KNOW 7 3 10
1 YES 158 167 325
2 NO 20 19 39
Note: Prior to being asked the survey question this variable was based on, the participant was informed that "the government's Medicare website has tools intended to help people select a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan".

jins61re: Currently, do you pay any part of the insurance premium for your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins13

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 223 298 521
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 8 9 17
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1200 1270 2470
-1 DON'T KNOW 69 126 195
1 YES 710 865 1575
2 NO 253 329 582

jins62re: Raw numeric component for dollar amount paid in premiums for Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins13a_d

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 279 367 646
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 2 3
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1522 1724 3246
-1 DON'T KNOW 53 82 135
0 - 30 145 151 296
30.10 - 39.40 117 168 285
39.49 - 47 114 159 273
47.10 - 100 126 142 268
101 - 12000 106 102 208
Note: If the participant's answer included fractions or decimals, it has been rounded to the nearest cent.
Note: The data for this variable was derived from responses to the following mail survey question: "Currently, how much do you pay in premiums for your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan? Please select monthly, quarterly, or annually for your answer."

jins63re: Type of premium corresponding to the numeric component for dollar amount paid for Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins13a_p

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-2 1866 2182 4048
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 MONTHLY PREMIUM 543 650 1193
2 QUARTERLY PREMIUM 12 14 26
3 ANNUAL PREMIUM 44 52 96
Note: See JINS62RE for the numeric component of amount paid in premiums for the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. JINS63RE is only applicable if the participant provided a positive and nonzero numeric value for premium paid at JINS62RE. If they did not, JINS63RE has been assigned a value of "-2" and coded as inappropriate.
Note: The data for this variable was derived from responses to the following mail survey question: "Currently, how much do you pay in premiums for your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan? Please select monthly, quarterly, or annually for your answer."

jins64re: Dollar amount paid for Medicare Part D prescription drug plan converted to annual premium.

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins13a_d, y_hins13a_p

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 279 367 646
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 2 3
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1522 1724 3246
-1 DON'T KNOW 53 83 136
0 - 336 130 143 273
337.20 - 444 118 151 269
445.20 - 516 122 160 282
518.40 - 915.60 109 156 265
936 - 12000 129 111 240
Note: This variable was constructed from JINS62RE and JINS63RE. A code of "don't know," "refused," or "not ascertained" at JINS62RE leads to the same code here. A code of "inappropriate" at JINS63RE does not, however, always imply a missing value code for JINS64RE. This is because JINS63RE could have been coded as "inappropriate" due to JINS62RE having a value of "0," which is a meaningful value in terms of the amount of premium paid.
Note: The data for this variable was derived from responses to the following mail survey question: "Currently, how much do you pay in premiums for your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan? Please select monthly, quarterly, or annually for your answer."

jins65re: How satisfied are you with the range of drugs covered under your current Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins14_1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 191 239 430
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1200 1270 2470
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
1 NOT AT ALL 38 36 74
2 SLIGHTLY 59 82 141
3 SOMEWHAT 345 409 754
4 VERY 537 699 1236
5 EXTREMELY 93 160 253

jins66re: In the next 12 months, how likely is it that you will switch to a new Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins14_2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 189 238 427
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1200 1270 2470
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
1 NOT AT ALL 558 775 1333
2 SLIGHTLY 273 323 596
3 SOMEWHAT 152 214 366
4 VERY 61 44 105
5 EXTREMELY 27 31 58

jins67re: How confident are you that you have made the right decision about your current prescription drug coverage?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins14_3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 186 233 419
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 1200 1270 2470
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 2 3
1 NOT AT ALL 54 105 159
2 SLIGHTLY 68 88 156
3 SOMEWHAT 294 368 662
4 VERY 470 592 1062
5 EXTREMELY 190 238 428

jxhi58re: Not including government programs such as Medicare or Medicaid, have you ever had any long-term care insurance which specifically covers any part of personal or medical care in your home or in a nursing home?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins15

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 225 265 490
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 YES 556 666 1222
2 NO 1682 1964 3646

jxhi59re: Did Participant indicate that they have never had long-term care insurance because the premiums were too high?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins15, y_hins15a_1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 556 667 1223
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 4 4
1 YES 827 1124 1951
2 NO 1080 1102 2182
Note: This variable stems from a check box on the mail survey prefaced by the following statements: "Why have you NEVER had long-term care insurance? Check all that apply." Thus, if the participant did not check the box corresponding to this variable, they were treated as having not indicated its subject matter was a reason for never having long-term care insurance.

jxhi60re: Did Participant indicate that they have never had long-term care insurance because they didn't think they needed it?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins15, y_hins15a_2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 556 667 1223
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 YES 453 389 842
2 NO 1454 1838 3292
Note: This variable stems from a check box on the mail survey prefaced by the following statements: "Why have you NEVER had long-term care insurance? Check all that apply." Thus, if the participant did not check the box corresponding to this variable, they were treated as having not indicated its subject matter was a reason for never having long-term care insurance.

jxhi61re: Did Participant indicate that they have never had long-term care insurance because they hadn't thought about it?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins15, y_hins15a_3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 556 667 1223
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 YES 315 348 663
2 NO 1592 1879 3471
Note: This variable stems from a check box on the mail survey prefaced by the following statements: "Why have you NEVER had long-term care insurance? Check all that apply." Thus, if the participant did not check the box corresponding to this variable, they were treated as having not indicated its subject matter was a reason for never having long-term care insurance.

jxhi62re: Did Participant indicate that they have never had long-term care insurance because it's not a good use of money?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins15, y_hins15a_4

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 556 667 1223
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 YES 443 438 881
2 NO 1464 1789 3253
Note: This variable stems from a check box on the mail survey prefaced by the following statements: "Why have you NEVER had long-term care insurance? Check all that apply." Thus, if the participant did not check the box corresponding to this variable, they were treated as having not indicated its subject matter was a reason for never having long-term care insurance.

jxhi63re: Did Participant indicate that they have never had long-term care insurance because they're not eligible?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins15, y_hins15a_5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-3 REFUSED 2 2 4
-2 556 667 1223
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 4 4
1 YES 64 78 142
2 NO 1843 2148 3991
Note: This variable stems from a check box on the mail survey prefaced by the following statements: "Why have you NEVER had long-term care insurance? Check all that apply." Thus, if the participant did not check the box corresponding to this variable, they were treated as having not indicated its subject matter was a reason for never having long-term care insurance.

jxhi64re: Did Participant indicate that they have never had long-term care insurance for some other reason?

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins15, y_hins15a_6

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-3 REFUSED 1909 2232 4141
-2 556 667 1223
Note: By "some other reason," we mean one other than the following: the premiums were too high; they didn't think they needed it; they hadn't thought about it; it's not a good use of money; and they aren't eligible.
Note: This variable stems from a check box on the mail survey prefaced by the following statements: "Why have you NEVER had long-term care insurance? Check all that apply." Thus, if the participant did not check the box corresponding to this variable, they were treated as having not indicated its subject matter was a reason for never having long-term care insurance.

jxhi65re: For what other reason has the Participant never had long-term care insurance? First response.

Data source: Graduate Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: JXHI64RE, c_y_hins15a_6

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2513 2413 4926
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 13 14 27
-2 2465 2899 5364
Note: By "other reason," we mean one other than the following: the premiums were too high; they didn't think they needed it; they hadn't thought about it; it's not a good use of money; and they aren't eligible.
Note: Some participants provided more than one "other" reason for never having acquired long-term care insurance. We will make these additional responses available upon request

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