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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

Sibling 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 2005
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
2005 mail survey. 

For the sake of comparison, see also the 2005 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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    PINS01RE-PINS09OS:		  Participant's Coverage Under Various Types
    				  of Government or Public Health Insurance
    
    PINS10RE-PINS18OS:		  Participant's Spouse's Coverage Under 
    				  Various Types of Government or Public 
    				  Health Insurance
    				  
    PINS19RE-PINS21OS:		  Participant's Coverage Under Various Types
    				  of Private Health Insurance That 
    				  Supplement or Replace Medicare

    PINS22RE-PINS24OS:		  Participant's Spouse's Coverage Under 
    				  Various Types of Private Health Insurance
    				  That Supplement or Replace Medicare
    
    PINS25RE-PINS27OS:		  Participant's Coverage Under Various Types
    				  of Private Health Insurance That Do Not
    				  Supplement or Replace Medicare
    				  
    PINS28RE-PINS30OS:		  Participant's Spouse's Coverage Under
    				  Various Types of Private Health Insurance
    				  That Do Not Supplement or Replace Medicare
    
    PINS31RE-PINS35OS:		  Participant's Coverage Under Various
    				  Prescription Drug Insurance Plans
    
    PINS36RE-PINS40OS:    	  Participant's Spouse's Coverage Under 
    				  Various Prescription Drug Insurance Plans
    
    PINS41RE-PINS42RE:		  Is Participant or Their Spouse Enrolled in
    				  A Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan?
    				  
    PINS43RE-PIN490RE:		  Importance of Specific Reasons to
    				  Participant's Decision Not to Sign Up For
    				  A Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan

    PIN500RE-PIN501RE:		  Indicators for Whether Participant Provided
    			  	  the Names of Their Medicare Part D
    			  	  Prescription Drug Plan and the Insurance
    			  	  Company Associated With It
    
    PINS50RE:			  How Did the Participant Select Their Current
    				  Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan?
    
    PINS51RE-PINS58RE:		  Importance of Specific Reasons to 
    				  Participant's Selection of Their Medicare 
    				  Part D Prescription Drug Plan
    
    PINS59RE-PINS60RE:		  Participant's Usage of the Internet to 
    				  Select Their Medicare Part D Prescription
    				  Drug Plan
    				  
    PINS61RE-PINS64RE:		  Characteristics of the Premium Participant 
    				  Pays For Their Medicare Part D Prescription
    				  Drug Plan 
    
    PINS65RE-PINS67RE:		  Satisfaction With, Confidence In, and 
    				  Likelihood of Switching Medicare Part D
    				  Prescription Drug Plan
    
    PXHI58RE-PXHI65RE:		  Long-Term Care Insurance

pins01re: Does Participant currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through Medicare Part A?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 81 137 218
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 2 6
1 YES 1017 1078 2095
2 NO 320 349 669
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".

pins02re: Does Participant currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through Medicare Part B?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 80 135 215
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 5 7
1 YES 965 1021 1986
2 NO 375 405 780
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".

pins03re: 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: Sibling Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1_3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 124 190 314
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
1 YES 48 66 114
2 NO 1250 1310 2560
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".

pins04re: Does Participant currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through TRICARE for Life (a military health plan)?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 121 180 301
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 YES 56 49 105
2 NO 1246 1336 2582
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".

pins05re: Does Participant currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through CHAMP VA (a military health plan)?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 125 192 317
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
1 YES 19 8 27
2 NO 1278 1366 2644
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".

pins06re: 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: Sibling Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins1_6

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 114 198 312
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
1 YES 158 12 170
2 NO 1151 1356 2507
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".

pins07re: Does Participant currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through HIRSP (the Health Insurance Risk Sharing Plan) of Wisconsin?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 127 194 321
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 YES 5 4 9
2 NO 1291 1367 2658
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".

pins08re: Does Participant currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through the Indian Health Service?

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 126 193 319
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
1 YES 0 3 3
2 NO 1297 1370 2667
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".

pins09re: Does Participant currently receive some other form of government or public health insurance coverage?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 120 186 306
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
1 YES 23 29 52
2 NO 1280 1351 2631
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

pins09os: Other Specify: Type of other form of government or public health insurance coverage

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-2 1400 1538 2938
1 Left Blank 7 12 19
2 Not Codeable 16 13 29
3 Company or Plan name given 0 1 1
6 Specific State or Federal plan named 0 3 3
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

pins10re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through Medicare Part A?

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 186 234 420
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 195 458 653
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
1 YES 602 651 1253
2 NO 440 221 661
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".

pins11re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through Medicare Part B?

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 186 240 426
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 195 458 653
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 4 4
1 YES 580 627 1207
2 NO 462 236 698
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".

pins12re: 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: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 208 269 477
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 195 458 653
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
1 YES 29 15 44
2 NO 989 822 1811
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".

pins13re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through TRICARE for Life (a military health plan)?

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 204 256 460
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 195 458 653
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
1 YES 40 40 80
2 NO 984 810 1794
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".

pins14re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through CHAMP VA (a military health plan)?

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 209 270 479
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 195 458 653
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
1 YES 9 8 17
2 NO 1010 828 1838
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".

pins15re: 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: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 211 256 467
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 195 458 653
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
1 YES 2 87 89
2 NO 1015 762 1777
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".

pins16re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through HIRSP (the Health Insurance Risk Sharing Plan) of Wisconsin?

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 210 267 477
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 195 458 653
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
1 YES 7 3 10
2 NO 1011 836 1847
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".

pins17re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive government or public health insurance coverage through the Indian Health Service?

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 213 265 478
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 195 458 653
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
1 YES 1 0 1
2 NO 1014 841 1855
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".

pins18re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive some other form of government or public health insurance coverage?

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 211 266 477
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 195 458 653
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
1 YES 30 28 58
2 NO 987 812 1799
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

pins18os: Other Specify: R's spouse type of other form of government or public health insurance coverage

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 8 9 17
-2 1393 1539 2932
1 Left Blank 6 11 17
2 Not Codeable 12 4 16
3 Company or Plan name given 2 1 3
4 VA/Military/Tricare 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

pins19re: Does Participant currently receive private health insurance coverage that works with, supplements, or replaces Medicare through a Medicare HMO?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 175 227 402
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 1 2
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 4 6
1 YES 418 374 792
2 NO 827 960 1787
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".

pins20re: 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: Sibling Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins2_2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 216 290 506
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 2 3
1 YES 168 128 296
2 NO 1038 1145 2183
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".

pins21re: Does Participant currently receive some other form of private health insurance coverage that works with, supplements, or replaces Medicare?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 169 206 375
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 2 3
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
1 YES 480 617 1097
2 NO 771 739 1510
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

pins21os: Other Specify: Type of other form of private health insurance coverage that supplements Medicare

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 12 16 28
-2 943 950 1893
1 Left Blank 50 58 108
2 Not Codeable 64 68 132
3 Company or Plan name given 354 475 829
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

pins22re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive private health insurance coverage that works with, supplements, or replaces Medicare through a Medicare HMO?

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 257 316 573
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 179 430 609
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 YES 254 234 488
2 NO 733 583 1316
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".

pins23re: 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: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 288 358 646
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 179 430 609
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
1 YES 101 68 169
2 NO 854 710 1564
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".

pins24re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive some other form of private health insurance coverage that works with, supplements, or replaces Medicare?

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 255 299 554
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 2 3 5
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 179 430 609
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
1 YES 335 404 739
2 NO 651 429 1080
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

pins24os: Other Specify: Participant's spouse type of other form of private health insurance coverage that supplements Medicare

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 41 36 77
-2 1088 1163 2251
1 Left Blank 31 39 70
2 Not Codeable 42 41 83
3 Company or Plan name given 221 287 508
4 VA/Military/Tricare 0 1 1
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

pins25re: Does Participant currently receive private health insurance coverage that does not supplement or replace Medicare through individual private insurance?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 162 202 364
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 3 4
1 YES 174 155 329
2 NO 1086 1206 2292
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)".

pins26re: Does Participant currently receive private health insurance coverage that does not supplement or replace Medicare through an employer?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 135 175 310
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 YES 309 258 567
2 NO 978 1130 2108
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)".

pins27re: Does Participant currently receive some other form of private health insurance coverage that does not supplement or replace Medicare?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 170 201 371
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 YES 90 111 201
2 NO 1162 1251 2413
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

pins27os: Other Specify: Type of other form of private health insurance not supplementing Medicare

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 3 7 10
-2 1333 1456 2789
1 Left Blank 18 13 31
2 Not Codeable 8 14 22
3 Company or Plan name given 60 74 134
4 VA/Military/Tricare 1 3 4
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

pins28re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive private health insurance coverage that does not supplement or replace Medicare through individual private insurance?

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 248 328 576
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 167 397 564
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 YES 199 93 292
2 NO 808 745 1553
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)".

pins29re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive private health insurance coverage that does not supplement or replace Medicare through an employer?

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 219 312 531
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 167 397 564
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 YES 321 160 481
2 NO 716 694 1410
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)".

pins30re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive some other form of private health insurance coverage that does not supplement or replace Medicare?

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 259 331 590
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 167 397 564
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 YES 96 58 154
2 NO 901 777 1678
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

pins30os: Other Specify: Participant's spouse type of other form of private health insurance not suplementing. Medicare

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 10 5 15
-2 1327 1509 2836
1 Left Blank 16 10 26
2 Not Codeable 8 6 14
3 Company or Plan name given 62 37 99
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

pins31re: Does Participant currently receive prescription drug insurance through Wisconsin SeniorCare?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 143 189 332
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
1 YES 38 96 134
2 NO 1242 1281 2523

pins32re: Does Participant currently receive prescription drug insurance through some other state prescription drug program?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 149 206 355
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 YES 60 97 157
2 NO 1214 1262 2476
Note: By "some other state prescription drug program," we mean other than Wisconsin SeniorCare.

pins33re: Does Participant currently receive prescription drug insurance through Medicare Advantage?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 151 222 373
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 1 2
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 6 8
1 YES 214 220 434
2 NO 1055 1117 2172

pins34re: Does Participant currently receive prescription drug insurance through a Medigap prescription drug benefit plan?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 168 231 399
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 4 6
1 YES 99 96 195
2 NO 1154 1235 2389

pins35re: Does Participant currently receive some other type of private prescription drug insurance?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 152 200 352
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 4 8
1 YES 540 630 1170
2 NO 727 730 1457
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

pins35os: Other Specify: Type of other private prescription drug insurance

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 22 19 41
-2 883 937 1820
1 Left Blank 78 79 157
2 Not Codeable 98 88 186
3 Company or Plan name given 310 422 732
4 VA/Military/Tricare 26 12 38
5 Medicare HMO 6 10 16
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

pins36re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive prescription drug insurance through Wisconsin SeniorCare?

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 230 305 535
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 172 415 587
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
1 YES 32 30 62
2 NO 989 814 1803

pins37re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive prescription drug insurance through some other state prescription drug program?

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 238 310 548
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 2 0 2
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 172 415 587
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 YES 42 45 87
2 NO 969 795 1764
Note: By "some other state prescription drug program," we mean other than Wisconsin SeniorCare.

pins38re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive prescription drug insurance through Medicare Advantage?

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 240 322 562
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 172 415 587
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 3 4
1 YES 142 129 271
2 NO 868 696 1564

pins39re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive prescription drug insurance through a Medigap prescription drug benefit plan?

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 253 335 588
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 172 415 587
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 1 3
1 YES 64 50 114
2 NO 931 765 1696

pins40re: Does Participant's spouse currently receive some other type of private prescription drug insurance?

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 243 299 542
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 172 415 587
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 2 3
1 YES 469 416 885
2 NO 538 432 970
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

pins40os: Other Specify: Participant's spouse other type of private prescription drug insurance

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 50 34 84
-2 954 1151 2105
1 Left Blank 81 52 133
2 Not Codeable 61 42 103
3 Company or Plan name given 264 262 526
4 VA/Military/Tricare 12 21 33
5 Medicare HMO 1 5 6
Note: For more details on the coding of other specify for insurance plans for the 2011 wave please see cor1026 in Appendix P

pins41re: Is your spouse currently enrolled in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 108 150 258
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 8 7 15
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 166 412 578
-1 DON'T KNOW 40 41 81
1 YES 333 312 645
2 NO 768 644 1412
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."

pins42re: Are you currently enrolled in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 96 123 219
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 3 3 6
-1 DON'T KNOW 58 53 111
1 YES 461 517 978
2 NO 805 871 1676
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."

pins43re: 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: Sibling Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins7_1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 287 371 658
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 519 568 1087
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 359 340 699
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 7 5 12
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 17 14 31
4 VERY IMPORTANT 30 23 53
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 198 234 432

pins44re: How important was preferring Wisconsin SeniorCare to your decision not to sign up for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 348 431 779
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 519 568 1087
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 499 461 960
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 8 9 17
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 15 15 30
4 VERY IMPORTANT 11 24 35
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 17 50 67

pins45re: How important was not knowing the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan was available to your decision not to sign up?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 351 437 788
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 519 568 1087
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 477 463 940
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 10 15 25
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 23 26 49
4 VERY IMPORTANT 18 14 32
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 18 33 51

pins46re: 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: Sibling Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins7_4

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 327 450 777
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 519 568 1087
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 457 508 965
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 1 0 1
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 9 1 10
4 VERY IMPORTANT 21 5 26
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 83 25 108

pins47re: 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: Sibling Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins7_5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 340 441 781
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 519 568 1087
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 428 417 845
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 12 12 24
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 32 25 57
4 VERY IMPORTANT 28 32 60
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 58 60 118

pins48re: 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: Sibling Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins7_6

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 349 448 797
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 519 568 1087
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 491 465 956
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 6 5 11
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 16 13 29
4 VERY IMPORTANT 7 17 24
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 28 41 69

pins49re: How important was some other reason to your decision not to sign up for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 635 755 1390
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 519 568 1087
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 130 85 215
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 1 0 1
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 2 3 5
4 VERY IMPORTANT 23 20 43
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 107 125 232
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.

pin490re: Other reason reported by Participant as implicated in decision not to sign up for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.

Data source: Sibling Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: PINS49RE, c_y_hins7_7

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 106 57 163
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 20 15 35
-2 1154 1327 2481
1 HAVE VA/TRICARE COVERAGE 17 12 29
2 STILL WORKING 28 30 58
4 LOSE MEDICAL COVERAGE IF SIGN UP 0 1 1
5 SPOUSE/PARTNER WORKS, COVERED UNDER PLAN 9 9 18
7 NOT ELIGIBLE 3 8 11
9 OTHER 5 6 11
10 COVERED BY FORMER EMPLOYER 10 13 23
11 COVERED BY OTHER INSURANCE 62 80 142
12 COST 3 2 5
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.

pin500re: Did Participant provide the name of their current Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Sibling Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: PINS42RE, y_hins8

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 3 2 5
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 863 924 1787
-1 DON'T KNOW 108 89 197
1 YES 319 412 731
2 NO 130 139 269
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.

pin501re: Did Participant provide the name of the insurance company that provides their current Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

Data source: Sibling Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: PINS42RE, y_hins9

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 3 2 5
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 863 924 1787
-1 DON'T KNOW 74 78 152
1 YES 351 405 756
2 NO 132 157 289

pins50re: 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: Sibling Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins10

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 110 123 233
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 3 5 8
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 863 924 1787
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 2 3
1 CHOSE OWN PLAN 328 359 687
2 SOMEONE ELSE CHOSE PLAN 37 65 102
3 WAS ENROLLED AUTOMATICALLY 81 88 169

pins51re: How important was Medicare's 800, toll-free telephone number to helping you choose your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 154 173 327
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 862 923 1785
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 291 314 605
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 40 46 86
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 41 51 92
4 VERY IMPORTANT 22 34 56
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 7 18 25

pins52re: How important was a state or county government program or helpline to helping you choose your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 157 182 339
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 862 923 1785
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 310 331 641
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 30 36 66
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 27 43 70
4 VERY IMPORTANT 19 24 43
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 12 19 31

pins53re: How important was Medicare's Part D Prescription Drug Plan representative to helping you choose your plan?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 152 173 325
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 862 923 1785
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 197 215 412
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 21 44 65
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 71 60 131
4 VERY IMPORTANT 69 88 157
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 45 53 98

pins54re: How important was a pharmacist to helping you choose your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 154 181 335
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 862 923 1785
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 280 321 601
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 26 31 57
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 41 43 84
4 VERY IMPORTANT 34 32 66
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 20 26 46

pins55re: How important was your spouse to helping you choose your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 169 209 378
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 862 923 1785
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 217 246 463
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 22 18 40
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 44 41 85
4 VERY IMPORTANT 67 70 137
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 36 51 87

pins56re: How important was your child or child-in-law to helping you choose your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 169 202 371
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 862 923 1785
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 354 398 752
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 10 12 22
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 14 10 24
4 VERY IMPORTANT 4 6 10
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 4 8 12

pins57re: 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: Sibling Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins6, y_hins11_7

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 165 197 362
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 862 923 1785
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 354 400 754
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 13 14 27
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 13 14 27
4 VERY IMPORTANT 6 6 12
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 4 5 9

pins58re: How important was a friend to helping you choose your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 170 187 357
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 862 923 1785
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 317 355 672
2 SLIGHTLY IMPORTANT 15 22 37
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 28 32 60
4 VERY IMPORTANT 18 21 39
5 EXTREMELY IMPORTANT 7 19 26

pins59re: Did you use the Internet at all in deciding whether to enroll in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 99 112 211
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-2 862 923 1785
-1 DON'T KNOW 6 7 13
1 YES 70 79 149
2 NO 380 439 819

pins60re: Did you use the government's Medicare website tools at all to select your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 99 109 208
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-2 1248 1369 2617
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 5 7
1 YES 57 72 129
2 NO 11 5 16
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".

pins61re: Currently, do you pay any part of the insurance premium for your Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 123 134 257
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 2 2 4
-2 862 923 1785
-1 DON'T KNOW 39 44 83
1 YES 270 328 598
2 NO 121 129 250

pins62re: Raw numeric component for dollar amount paid in premiums for Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 157 156 313
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-3 REFUSED 1 0 1
-2 1022 1097 2119
-1 DON'T KNOW 22 25 47
0 - 28.10 48 52 100
28.80 - 37 36 68 104
37.20 - 45 44 58 102
45.30 - 93 47 52 99
94 - 3163 40 51 91
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."

pins63re: Type of premium corresponding to the numeric component for dollar amount paid for Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 1 0 1
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-2 1203 1288 2491
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 MONTHLY PREMIUM 199 250 449
2 QUARTERLY PREMIUM 3 9 12
3 ANNUAL PREMIUM 11 12 23
Note: See PINS62RE for the numeric component of amount paid in premiums for the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. PINS63RE is only applicable if the participant provided a positive and nonzero numeric value for premium paid at PINS62RE. If they did not, PINS63RE 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."

pins64re: Dollar amount paid for Medicare Part D prescription drug plan converted to annual premium.

Data source: Sibling 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 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 158 156 314
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-3 REFUSED 1 0 1
-2 1022 1097 2119
-1 DON'T KNOW 22 26 48
0 - 300 46 52 98
302.40 - 424.80 36 63 99
427.80 - 510 45 54 99
511.20 - 804 45 53 98
816 - 10800 42 58 100
Note: This variable was constructed from PINS62RE and PINS63RE. A code of "don't know," "refused," or "not ascertained" at PINS62RE leads to the same code here. A code of "inappropriate" at PINS63RE does not, however, always imply a missing value code for PINS64RE. This is because PINS63RE could have been coded as "inappropriate" due to PINS62RE 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."

pins65re: How satisfied are you with the range of drugs covered under your current Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 113 125 238
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 862 923 1785
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
1 NOT AT ALL 19 24 43
2 SLIGHTLY 24 25 49
3 SOMEWHAT 122 147 269
4 VERY 221 256 477
5 EXTREMELY 55 59 114

pins66re: In the next 12 months, how likely is it that you will switch to a new Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 112 125 237
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 862 923 1785
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 NOT AT ALL 234 281 515
2 SLIGHTLY 121 118 239
3 SOMEWHAT 67 74 141
4 VERY 16 17 33
5 EXTREMELY 5 19 24

pins67re: How confident are you that you have made the right decision about your current prescription drug coverage?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 111 122 233
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 862 923 1785
1 NOT AT ALL 26 30 56
2 SLIGHTLY 30 35 65
3 SOMEWHAT 112 137 249
4 VERY 199 227 426
5 EXTREMELY 77 85 162

pxhi58re: 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: Sibling Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: y_hins15

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-29 LEFT BLANK ON SAQ 141 171 312
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 1 1 2
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
1 YES 313 329 642
2 NO 961 1058 2019

pxhi59re: Did Participant indicate that they have never had long-term care insurance because the premiums were too high?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 314 330 644
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
1 YES 414 545 959
2 NO 688 683 1371
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.

pxhi60re: Did Participant indicate that they have never had long-term care insurance because they didn't think they needed it?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 314 330 644
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
1 YES 274 198 472
2 NO 828 1030 1858
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.

pxhi61re: Did Participant indicate that they have never had long-term care insurance because they hadn't thought about it?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 314 330 644
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
1 YES 199 204 403
2 NO 903 1024 1927
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.

pxhi62re: Did Participant indicate that they have never had long-term care insurance because it's not a good use of money?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 314 330 644
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
1 YES 208 204 412
2 NO 894 1024 1918
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.

pxhi63re: Did Participant indicate that they have never had long-term care insurance because they're not eligible?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-3 REFUSED 0 1 1
-2 314 330 644
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
1 YES 75 80 155
2 NO 1027 1148 2175
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.

pxhi64re: Did Participant indicate that they have never had long-term care insurance for some other reason?

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-3 REFUSED 1103 1230 2333
-2 314 330 644
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.

pxhi65re: For what other reason has the Participant never had long-term care insurance? First response.

Data source: Sibling Participant or Proxy      Collected in: 2011      Mode: Mail
Source variables: PXHI64RE, c_y_hins15a_6

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 3014 2774 5788
-27 NOT ASKED OF PROXY 6 7 13
-2 1417 1560 2977
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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