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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.


  • ASEC 2014, ASEC 2015, ASEC 2016, ASEC 2017, and ASEC 2018: 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.
  • ASEC 2019: Respondents who are employed, but not self employed, and have employer-based health insurance they they are not the policyholders of, and are eligible to purchase their own plans.


Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2014 – 2019 - - X - - - - - - - - -



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