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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.

Phone: Health Insurance Summary

rs010re                 Health insurance coverage from respondent's current 
                        or former employer.

rs011re                 Health insurance coverage for respondent from 
                        spouse's current or former employer.

rs012re                 Health insurance coverage directly from company
                        such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

rs013re-rs014re         Other health insurance.

rs015re                 Reason why respondent doesn't have health
                        insurance.

NOTE:   See APPENDIX P - COR608, Health Insurance Coding.

rs010re: Are you currently covered by health insurance offered by a current or former employer or union?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: bb23, ii00, 824f
Revisions: Updated 6/96     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 88 75 163
-2 18 338 356
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 1 3
1 YES 3085 2123 5208
2 NO 787 1976 2763

rs011re: Are you covered by any health insurance through spouse's current or former employer or union?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 832f, 34m
Revisions: Updated 6/96     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 77 61 138
-2 590 919 1509
-1 DON'T KNOW 5 2 7
1 YES 867 2410 3277
2 NO 2441 1121 3562
Note: Due to survey instrument error, four respondents who are separated
respondend to RS011RE. Answers given by these 4 respondents include
1 and 2.

rs012re: Do you have any type of health insurance coverage such as Blue-Cross/Blue-Shield obtained directly from an insurance company and not from an employer?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 826f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 90 75 165
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 4 5
1 YES 491 576 1067
2 NO 3398 3858 7256

rs013re: Are you covered by any health insurance other than health insurance offered by your current or former employer or union, health insurance through spouse's current or former employer or union, or health insurance coverage such as Blue-Cross/Blue-Shield obtained directly from an insurance company and not from an employer?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 826m

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 90 75 165
1 YES 230 361 591
2 NO 3660 4077 7737

rs014re: Description of health insurance other than from employer or union, or from insureance company.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: s826n
Revisions: Updated 6/96     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-2 3750 4152 7902
1 CHAMPUS, MILITARY HEALTH BENEFITS 62 42 104
2 MEDICARE, SOCIAL SECURITY - DISABILITY 23 46 69
3 MEDICAID, STATE SPONSORED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE 3 8 11
4 ADDITIONAL COVERAGE-CANCER 15 49 64
5 ADDITIONAL COVERAGE- HOSPITALIZATION 9 14 23
6 ADDITIONAL COVERAGE-MAJOR MEDICAL 4 7 11
7 ADDITIONAL COVERAGE-DENTAL 10 21 31
9 ADDITIONAL COVERAGE-ACCIDENT POLICY 5 5 10
10 ADDITIONAL COVERAGE-LONG-TERM CARE 0 1 1
11 ADDITIONAL COVERAGE-CATASTROPHIC ILLNESS 5 2 7
12 ADDITIONAL COVERAGE-DISABILITY, INCOME CONTINUATION 15 6 21
13 ADDITIONAL COVERAGE-OTHER 4 1 5
14 ADDITIONAL COVERAGE-NOT SPECIFIED 2 9 11
15 COVERAGE PURCHASED FROM AN INSURANCE COMPANY - BASIC OR TYPE NOT SPECIFIED 57 82 139
16 COVERAGE THROUGH CURRENT SPOUSE'S HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN - BASIC OR TYPE 7 29 36
17 COVERAGE THROUGH FORMER SPOUSE'S EMPLOYER OR UNION - BASIC OR TYPE 1 18 19
18 HMO (HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION), PPO (PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATION) 7 9 16
19 OTHER 1 12 13

rs015re: Main reason that you don't have any health insurance.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 826s, s826s
Revisions: Updated 6/96     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 90 78 168
-2 3750 4244 7994
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 TOO EXPENSIVE 100 147 247
2 DON'T NEED HEALTH INSURANCE 8 7 15
3 JOB LAYOFF OR JOB LOSS 11 15 26
4 DENIED HEALTH INSURANCE; HAS MEDICAL CONDITIONS COMPANY WILL NOT INSURE 9 9 18
5 SELF-INSURED THROUGH SAVINGS OR INVESTMENTS 2 2 4
6 RELIGIOUS REASONS 0 2 2
7 OTHER 10 8 18

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