- Questionnaire Text
- UnHarmonized Variables
Codes and Frequencies
HINSPUR is a variable constructed by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) at the University of Minnesota. It indicates whether respondents had any individually purchased health insurance coverage during the previous year.
Some respondents are covered under the policy of someone outside of the household. They are considered to have private health insurance coverage and are coded as such in HCOVPRIV, but not enough information is available to classify these cases as either employer-sponsored or individually purchased.
Analyses of HINSPUR must use the weight variable HINSWT.
A schematic diagram of the summary health insurance variables follows:
Public or Private
Type of Insurance
SHADAC Enhanced Variable
Covered by any type (HCOVANY)
|Private (HCOVPRIV)||(1) Employer-sponsored||HINSEMP|
|(2) Individually purchased||HINSPUR|
|(Covered by someone outside the home)||(unavailable in summary variables)|
|Public (HCOVPUB)||(3) Any Medicaid/SCHIP/other public insurance||HINSCAID|