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Months of Medicaid coverage last year


MOCAID is a 2-digit numeric value.


MOCAID indicates the number of months of Medicaid coverage during the previous calendar year for persons who reported having health insurance through Medicaid or a state-specific Medicaid program at any time during the previous calendar year. From 1996 onward, recipients of Medicaid are identified in the CAIDLY and HIMCAIDLY variables.


User Note: For a set of variables that addresses many of the comparability issues in the CPS health insurance measures, see the summary health insurance variables created by the University of Minnesota's State Health Access Data Assistance Center.

This variable is comparable over time.


  • Persons who had Medicaid coverage during the previous calendar year.


Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1996 – 2018 - - X - - - - - - - - -


This variable has no flags.

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