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Privately-purchased insurance covered non-household member

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PRIVOUT indicates whether, during the previous calendar year, the respondent's own policy for privately-purchased (not employment-based) health insurance provided coverage for someone outside the household. The interviewer asked whether, at any time during the previous calendar year, anyone in the household was covered by such privately-purchased health insurance, and distinguished between policyholders and dependents covered by the plan through follow-up questions. One such question, the basis for PRIVOUT, inquired whether the respondent's privately-purchased policy covered anyone outside the household.

Persons who were policyholders for such insurance are identified in the PRIVOWN variable. PRIVDEP identifies household members covered as dependents by the privately-purchased insurance policy of someone in the household. Up to two household members who were policyholders for privately-purchased health insurance are identified in the PRIVWHO1 and PRIVWHO2 variables. PRIVTYP indicates whether the policyholder's privately-purchased health insurance covered the respondent only or also covered family members.


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.


  • Policyholders for privately-purchased insurance, age 15+.


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




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