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ACS Health Insurance Coverage Variables

Variable Variable Definition
FHICOV Imputation item: HICOV - Health insurance allocation flag if one or more health insurance items were imputed
FHINS1 Imputation item: HINS1 - Health insurance allocation flag #1
FHINS2 Imputation item: HINS2 - Health insurance allocation flag #2
FHINS3 Imputation item: HINS3 - Health insurance allocation flag #3
FHINS4 Imputation item: HINS4 - Health insurance allocation flag #4
FHINS5 Imputation item: HINS5 - Health insurance allocation flag #5
FHINS6 Imputation item: HINS6 - Health insurance allocation flag #6
FHINS7 Imputation item: HINS7 - Health insurance allocation flag #7
FPRIVCOV Imputation item: PRIVCOV- Health insurance allocation flag if one or more private health insurance items were imputed
FPUBCOV Imputation item: PUBCOV - Health insurance allocation flag if one or more public coverage items were imputed
HICOV Covered by any health insurance
HINS1 Covered by employer-based health insurance [yes / no]
HINS2 Covered by direct-purchase health insurance [yes / no]
HINS3 Covered by Medicare [yes / no]
HINS4 Covered by Medicaid or other means-tested public coverage [yes / no]
HINS5 Covered by health insurance through TRICARE / military health coverage [yes / no]
HINS6 Covered by VA Health Care [yes / no]
HINS7 Covered by Indian Health Service [yes / no]
HISCOMB Various health insurance coverage-type combinations
PRIVCOV Covered by private health insurance (HINS1, HINS2 or HINS5)
PUBCOV Covered by public coverage (HINS3, HINS4 or HINS6)

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Health Insurance |  Last Revised: September 12, 2012