InsuranceVote: Congressional Votes on a Health Insurance Bill

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Congressional votes on an ObamaCare health insurance bill in 2009


A dataset with 435 observations on the following 9 variables.

Party Party affiliation: D=Democrat or R=Republican
Dist. Congressional district (State-Number)
InsVote Vote on the health insurance bill: 1=yes or 0=no
Rep Indicator for Republicans
Dem Indicator for Democrats
Private Percentage of non-senior citizens in district with private health insurance
Public Percentage of non-senior citizens in district with public health insurance
Uninsured Percentage of non-senior citizens in district with no health insurance
Obama District winner in 2008 presidential election: 1=Obama 0=McCain


On 7 November 2009 the U.S. House of Representatives voted, by the narrow margin of 220-215, for a bill to enact health insurance reform. Most Democrats voted yes while almost all Republicans voted no. This dataset contains data for each of the 435 representatives.


Insurance data are from the American Community Survey
( Roll call of congressional votes on this bill can be found at

statmanrobin/Stat2Data documentation built on Jan. 6, 2019, 1:08 a.m.