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Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS-ASEC)

Types of Health Insurance

The chart shows the types of health insurance coverage.

Here you can find the definitions of the major types of health insurance.

Health Insurance Questions in the CPS ASEC

The flow chart shows the sequence of health insurance questions asked during the interview, including the instrument variable name for each question.

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Health Insurance Variables in the CPS ASEC

Major health insurance variables. A chart showing questionnaire items, their edited variables, and the principle recode variables we use to calculate estimates of the number of people uninsured and insured.

Component ID: #ti739577554

CPS ASEC Health Insurance Variables

The health insurance variable names as listed on the Public Use Microdata Files. An alphabetical listing of health insurance edited, recoded, and imputation variables, including variable definitions.

Variable Variable Definition
AHIPER Verification: does person who earlier reported no coverage have coverage? [yes/no]
AHITYP1 Health insurance plan type (where previously no coverage reported)
AHITYP2 Health insurance plan type (where previously no coverage reported)
AHITYP3 Health insurance plan type (where previously no coverage reported)
AHITYP4 Health insurance plan type (where previously no coverage reported)
AHITYP5 Health insurance plan type (where previously no coverage reported)
AHITYP6 Health insurance plan type (where previously no coverage reported)
CAID Covered by (medicaid or state’s Medicaid name) [yes/no]
CARE Covered by medicare             [yes/no]
CHAMP Covered by Tricare, Champus, VA, or military health care [yes/no]
CH-HI Child, private health insurance status
CH-MC Child covered by medicare/Medicaid [yes/no]
COV-GH Covered by employment-based (group) health insurance plan [yes/no]
COV-HI Covered by private health insurance plan [yes/no]
DEPHI Dependent covered by employment-based health insurance plan
DEPRIV Dependent covered by direct-purchase health insurance plan
HI Covered by employer or union health insurance plan (policyholder)
HIEMP Health insurance plan offered through employer or union
HILIN1 First policyholder of employment-based health insurance plan
HILIN2 Second policyholder of  employment-based health insurance plan
HIOUT Employer or union plan covered someone outside the household
HIOWN Was person the policyholder of the private health insurance plan?
HIPAID Health plan portion paid by employer or union [all/some/none]
HITYP Health insurance plan type [family or self only]
HI-YN Was person (15 or older) covered by a private health insurance plan? [yes/no]
IAHIPER Imputation item: AHIPER
IAHITYP Imputation item: AHITYP
I-CAID Imputation item: CAID
I-CARE Imputation item: CARE
I-DEPH Imputation item: DEPHI
I-DEPRIV Imputation item: DEPRIV
I-HI Imputation item: HI
I-HIOUT Imputation item: HIOUT
IHSFLG Covered by Indian Heath Service? [yes/no]
I-MON Imputation item: MON
I-OSTPER Imputation item: OTHSTPER
I-OSTYP Imputation items: OTHSTYP1 - OTHSTYP6
I-OTH Imputation item: OTH
I-OTYP Imputation items: OTYP-1 to OTYP-5
I-OUT Imputation item: OUT
I-PAID Imputation item: PAID
I-PCHIP Imputation item: PCHIP
I-POUT Imputation item: POUT
I-PRIV Imputation item: PRIV
MCAID Medicaid coverage [yes/no]
MCARE Medicare coverage [yes/no]
MON Number of months covered by medicaid (or state name)
OTH Covered by a military health plan or the Indian Health Service? [yes/no]
OTHSTPER Covered by a State-specific health plan or any other health plan? [yes/no]
OTHSTYP1 Other type of health insurance (medicare, medicaid, military, private, etc…)
OTHSTYP2 Other type of health insurance (medicare, medicaid, military, private, etc…)
OTHSTYP3 Other type of health insurance (medicare, medicaid, military, private, etc…)
OTHSTYP4 Other type of health insurance (medicare, medicaid, military, private, etc…)
OTHSTYP5 Other type of health insurance (medicare, medicaid, military, private, etc…)
OTHSTYP6 Other type of health insurance (medicare, medicaid, military, private, etc…)
OTYP-1 Covered by Tricare/Champus? [yes/no]
OTYP-2 Covered by CHAMPVA? [yes/no]
OTYP-3 Covered by VA or military health care? [yes/no]
OTYP-4 Covered by Indian Health Service? [yes/no]
OTYP-5 Covered by (any) other (military health care)? [yes/no]
OUT Covered by the health plan of someone not in this household? [yes/no]
PAID Portion of health insurance paid by employer/union? [all/part/none]
PCHIP Child covered by a state's Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
PILIN1 First policyholder of direct-purchase private insurance plan
PILIN2 Second policyholder of direct-purchase private insurance plan
POUT Private plan covered someone outside the household
PRITYP Private health insurance plan type [family plan/self only]

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