Baseline Information for Evaluating the Implementation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996: Final Report. A. Population-based Surveys


The population-based surveys we abstracted are:

  1. Current Population Survey (CPS)
  2. Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)
  3. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
  4. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component (MEPS-HC)
  5. Community Tracking Study (CTS)
  6. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
  7. National Survey of America’s Families (NSAF)
  8. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Family Health Insurance Survey (RWJ-Fam)

 They were screened for the following content:

  • Insurance coverage source:

current employer/union


retiree group



  • Change in insurance status
  • Enrolled in high risk pool
  • Employer offers health insurance
  • Premiums
  • Current work status
  • Recent work history
  • Industry and occupation of worker
  • Health status