CPS-ASEC ACS SIPP The SIPP was designed to collect information The Annual Social and Economic Supplement on income (source/amount), labor force The ACS is an annual household survey (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey information, program participation and designed to replace the Census 2000 sample (CPS) is designed primarily to provide eligibility, and general demographics. Health data (i.e., the "long form") of the Decennial Survey Description monthly labor force data. However, in Census. The ACS collects detailed insurance is collected within the core. It addition, it provides supplemental data on provides detailed health insurance data. demographic, socioeconomic and economic health insurance, work experience, income, Continuous series of national panels, range information. noncash benefits, and migration. from 2 ½ years to 4 years. Prior to the 1996 Panel, annual panels began each Feb. Mailout, telephone nonresponse follow-up, Survey Mode Personal and telephone interviews and personal visit nonresponse follow-up Personal and telephone interviews Years of Available Health 1987-present 2008-present 1984-present Insurance Data Data collection period February - April each year Continuous Continuous • 1-year estimates for areas with population 65,000 or more • 3-year estimates for areas with populations of 20,000 or more (health insurance coverage Represented geographies Nation, states, regions, and divisions.** estimates available in 2011) National and regional estimates.** • 5-year estimates for all statistical, legal and administrative entities (health insurance coverage estimates available in 2013) The universe is the total population, with The universe is the civilian noninstitutional separate housing unit (HU) and group population of the United States living in quarters (GQ) samples. Group quarters The universe is the civilian noninstitutional housing units and members of the Armed include nursing homes, correctional facilities, population of the United States living in Universe Description Forces not living on a military base. It also military barracks, and college/university housing units and members of the Armed includes members of the Armed Forces living housing among others. The health insurance Forces not living on a military base. in civilian housing units on a military base. questions are only asked for the civilian, non- institutional population. Ranging from approximately 14,000 to 36,700 250,000 addresses per month, or about 3 interviewed households per panel (each Sample size 100,000 addresses million addresses annually panel spans a period of 2 1/2 years to 4 years) Reference period for Health Monthly coverage for each of the 4 months Any coverage during the last calendar year Coverage at the point in time of the interview Insurance Coverage prior to the interview Private Coverage: Employer/Union-based, Private Coverage: Employer/Union, direct Private Coverage: Employer/Union, direct direct purchase, TRICARE and other military purchase purchase, military related (including health care TRICARE and VA) Coverage Definitions Public Coverage: Medicare, Medicaid, other Public Coverage: Medicare, Means-tested state programs, military related (including Public Coverage: Medicare, Medicaid, other public coverage (e.g., Medicaid), VA Health TRICARE and VA) state programs Care Question on Health Status Yes No Asked on a recurring basis Information on whether employer paid all, Information on whether employer paid all, part, or none of the premium is included in the part, or none of the health insurance premium Premiums and Employer The ACS does not include a question on Health Insurance portion of the survey. is collected. Premiums paid out-of-pocket for Cost-Share premiums and employer cost-share Actual costs of premiums are gathered in respondents' health insurance, and others in recurring modules on Medical Expenditures the household, are recorded. and Utilization. ** Geographical definitions can be found at http://www.census.gov/geo/www/us_regdiv.pdf.
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