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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

ss010re              Health insurance coverage from respondent's current 
                     or former employer.

ss011re              Health insurance coverage from spouse's current or 
                     former employer.

ss012re              Health insurance coverage obtained directly from 
                     an insurance company, not from an employer.

ss013re-ss014re      Other health insurance.

ss016re-ss017re      Has respondent ever been turned down when applying
                     for health insurance and why?

ss018re-ss019re      Has respondent's spouse ever been turned down when
                     applying for health insurance and why?

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

ss010re: Is respondent currently covered by health insurance offered by a current or former employer or union?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: aa01, 824f, RS010RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 60 39 99
-2 3 39 42
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 YES 1697 1121 2818
2 NO 564 1280 1844

ss011re: Is respondent covered by any health insurance through spouse's current or former employer or union?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 832f, 34m, RS011RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 52 30 82
-2 394 579 973
-1 DON'T KNOW 3 1 4
1 YES 504 1178 1682
2 NO 1371 692 2063

ss012re: Does respondent 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 826f, RS012RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 61 40 101
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 1 3
1 YES 282 355 637
2 NO 1979 2084 4063

ss013re: Is respondent 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 826m, RS013RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 60 39 99
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 YES 217 311 528
2 NO 2047 2129 4176

ss014re: Description of health insurance other than from employer or union, or from insurance company.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 826n, b826n, RS014RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-2 2107 2169 4276
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
1 CHAMPUS, MILITARY HEALTH BENEFITS 52 27 79
2 MEDICARE, SOCIAL SECURITY - DISABILITY 110 151 261
3 MEDICAID, STATE SPONSORED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE 6 13 19
4 ADDITIONAL COVERAGE-CANCER 10 22 32
5 ADDITIONAL COVERAGE- HOSPITALIZATION 1 0 1
6 ADDITIONAL COVERAGE-MAJOR MEDICAL 2 2 4
7 ADDITIONAL COVERAGE-DENTAL 4 6 10
9 ADDITIONAL COVERAGE-ACCIDENT POLICY 2 1 3
10 ADDITIONAL COVERAGE-LONG-TERM CARE 1 2 3
11 ADDITIONAL COVERAGE-CATASTROPHIC ILLNESS 0 1 1
12 ADDITIONAL COVERAGE-DISABILITY, INCOME CONTINUATION 0 2 2
13 ADDITIONAL COVERAGE-OTHER 0 2 2
14 ADDITIONAL COVERAGE-NOT SPECIFIED 2 2 4
15 COVERAGE PURCHASED FROM AN INSURANCE COMPANY - BASIC OR TYPE NOT SPECIFIED 13 41 54
16 COVERAGE THROUGH CURRENT SPOUSE'S HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN - BASIC OR TYPE 1 21 22
17 COVERAGE THROUGH FORMER SPOUSE'S EMPLOYER OR UNION - BASIC OR TYPE 0 4 4
18 HMO (HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION), PPO (PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATION) 4 4 8
19 OTHER 8 10 18

ss016re: Has respondent ever personally been turned down when applying for health insurance?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 830

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 68 56 124
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 3 4
1 YES 95 138 233
2 NO 2160 2283 4443
Note: This question was not asked in 1992-93 interview of the original
sample member. All 26 original sample members who are also siblings
(SA005RE=4) are coded "9" for SS016RE.

ss017re: Was respondent turned down because of a pre-existing health condition or some other reason?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 830f, b830f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-2 2229 2342 4571
-1 DON'T KNOW/ CAN'T REMEMBER 2 3 5
1 PRE-EXISTING CONDITION 86 126 212
4 PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS 0 1 1
6 PREGNANCY 0 1 1
7 TOO OLD, TOO YOUNG, WRONG AGE 1 1 2
8 BAD CREDIT RATING 0 1 1
10 WENT TO DOCTOR TOO FREQUENTLY 1 0 1
11 TAKING A MEDICATION THAT COULD CAUSE FURTHER COMPLICATIONS 0 1 1
15 OCCUPATION TOO DANGEROUS 1 0 1
16 DENIED AFTER A PHSYICAL, CONDITION NOT SPECIFIED 1 0 1
19 DON'T KNOW WHY DENIED, INSURANCE COMPANY WOULDN'T DISCLOSE 1 1 2
20 OTHER WORK RELATED PROBLEM/COMPLICATIO (I.E. SMALL BUSINESS, WORKED FOR A MUNICIPALITY) 1 2 3
21 ALREADY ON WORKMAN'S COMPENSATION 0 1 1
22 OTHER 1 0 1

ss018re: Has respondent's spouse ever personally been turned down when applying for health insurance?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 34m, 830p

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 58 43 101
-2 394 579 973
-1 DON'T KNOW 5 1 6
1 YES 69 87 156
2 NO 1798 1770 3568
Note: This question was not asked in 1992-93 interview of the original
sample member. All married original sample members who are also
(SA005RE=4) siblings are coded "9" for SS018RE.

ss019re: Was respondent's spouse turned down because of a pre-existing health condition or some other reason?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 830t, b830t

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-2 2255 2393 4648
-1 DON'T KNOW/ CAN'T REMEMBER 3 1 4
1 PRE-EXISTING CONDITION 61 83 144
7 TOO OLD, TOO YOUNG, WRONG AGE 0 1 1
8 BAD CREDIT RATING 0 1 1
13 SMOKER 1 0 1
14 TAKING PROZAC 1 0 1
18 INSURANCE COMPANY MADE DECISION TO DROP BASED ON FALSE INFORMATION 1 1 2
22 OTHER 2 0 2

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