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Did not purchase employer health insurance: other/specify

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HINTAKE8 indicates that the respondent was eligible for employer-based health insurance, but chose not to purchase it for some reason other than they were covered by another plan (HINTAKE1), they traded insurance for higher pay (HINTAKE2), it was too expensive (HINTAKE3), they didn't need health insurance (HINTAKE4), they had a pre-existing condition (HINTAKE5), they haven't worked for this employer long enough (HINTAKE6), or they were contract or temp employees and not allowed on the plan (HINTAKE7).


This variable is comparable across samples.


  • Respondents who were not covered by employer-based health insurance plans who are employed and not self-employed who were eligible to purchase an employer's health insurance plan.


Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2014 – 2023 - - X - - - - - - - - -



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