Codes and Frequencies
PHIOWN indicates whether a respondent covered by a private (i.e., employment-based or privately-purchased, not governmental) insurance plan during the previous calendar year held such a plan in his or her own name (i.e., was the policyholder for such a plan).
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.
All persons--not simply the policyholders--who reported they were covered by a private insurance plan during the previous calendar year are identified in PHINSUR. Private insurance policyholders who attained their coverage through a current or former employer or union are identified in INCLUGH.
- Persons 15+ who were covered by private (nongovernmental) insurance during the previous calendar year.
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