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Dependent covered by marketplace insurance last year

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MRKDEPLY indicates whether the respondent had marketplace health insurance coverage through a household member last year. Marketplace health insurance plans are obtained through or through equivalent state-run online marketplaces.

Health insurance exchanges, or online marketplaces where one can purchase private health insurance, were established in all U.S. states by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as the ACA). For those without coverage available through an employer, a family member's coverage, or Medicaid or SCHIP, the ACA provides subsidies on a sliding scale for individuals whose Modified Adjusted Gross Income is between 100% and 400% of the federal poverty line. Dependents whose marketplace coverage was subsidized last year are reported in MRKSDEPLY, and those with unsubsidized coverage in MRKUDEPLY.


This variable is comparable across time.


  • 2019-2023 ASEC: Respondents covered by marketplace coverage last year.


Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2019 – 2023 - - X - - - - - - - - -



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