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A planned IPUMS system update is scheduled for Monday, December 9. The maintenance window is 10am to 1pm CST. Within that window, each site will have a brief outage of 10 or fewer minutes. This notice will be removed as soon as the update is complete.

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Refer to special instructions.

[] Complete Section L (L2)
Refer to household composition. Mark for each person column used, including those deleted in the HIS-1.

1[] Civilian
2[] AF member living at home
3[] Deleted

The next questions are about health insurance coverage and the kinds and amounts of income that people receive. For this family, that includes (read names, including Armed Forces members living at home.)

Read if necessary: The answers to these questions will add greatly to our knowledge about the health problems of the American people, the types of health care they receive, and whether they can afford the care that they need. The information will help in planning health care services and finding ways to lower costs of care.

There are several government programs that provide medical care or help pay medical bills.
People covered by Medicare have a card that looks like this. Show Medicare Card.

1a. In (month), was anyone in the family covered by Medicare?
Read if necessary: Medicare is a health insurance program for persons 65 or over and certain disabled persons.

1[] Yes (1b)
2[] No (2)
7[] Ref. (2)
9[] DK (2)

b. Who was covered
Mark "Medicare" box in person's column.

1[] Medicare

c. Anyone else?

[] Yes (Reask 1b and c)
[] No

2a. (In (month), was anyone in the family covered by) Medicaid or (local name)?
Read if necessary: Medicaid or (local name) is a public assistance program that pays for medical care.

1[] Yes (2b)
2[] No (3)
7[] Ref. (3)
9[] DK (3)

b. Who was covered
Mark "Medicaid" box in person's column.

1[] Medicaid

c. Anyone else?

[] Yes (Reask 2b and c)
[] No

3a. (In (month), was anyone in the family covered by) military health care, CHAMPUS, CHAMPVA, or the VA?
Read if necessary: These programs cover active duty and retired career military personnel and their dependents and survivors and also disabled veterans and their dependents and survivors.

1[] Yes (3b)
2[] No (4)
7[] Ref. (4)
9[] DK (4)

b. Who was covered
Mark "Military" box in person's column.

1[] Military

c. Anyone else?

[] Yes (Reask 3b and c)
[] No

4a. (In (month), was anyone in the family covered by) any OTHER public assistance program, other than Medicaid, that pays for health care?

1[] Yes (4b)
2[] No (5)
7[] Ref. (5)
9[] DK (5)

b. Who was covered
Mark "Other" box in person's column.

1[] Other

c. Anyone else?

[] Yes (Reask 4b and c)
[] No

5a. (Not counting Medicare) In (month) was anyone in the family covered by a health insurance plan that pays any part of hospital or doctor bills? Do NOT include plans that pay for ONLY ONE type of service, such as nursing home care or accidents.

1[] Yes (5b)
2[] No (8)
7[] Ref. (8)
9[] DK (8)

b. It's important that we have the complete and accurate name of your health insurance plan. What is the COMPLETE name of the plan?
Record in Table H.I. If "DK", probe: Do you have something with the plan name on it?

c. Is anyone in the family now covered by any other health insurance plan? Again, do not include plans that pay for only one service.

[] Yes (Reask 5b and c)
[] No (HI)
[] DK (HI)

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Section L -- FAMILY RESOURCES -- Continued


(Now I am going to ask some questions about the plan(s) you just told me about.)

Read if necessary: Health Maintenance Organizations, or HMO's, sometimes called Individual Practice Associations or IPA's, are plans whose members are required to use only those health care providers who work for the HMO or IPA. Also, members do not have to submit claims costs of medical care services.

[option for providing 5 different plan entries in the original document not presented here. That is "Plan1 - Plan 4" with the same questions asked for Plan 1]

PLAN 1 NAME ____

6a. Is this (name) plan a Health Maintenance Organization or HMO?

1[] Yes
2[] No
9[] DK

b. Does this plan allow you to choose any doctor or does it require you to choose one doctor from a group or list of doctors?

1[] Any doctor
2[] Select from group/list
7[] Refused
9[] DK

c. Was this plan obtained through an employer or union?

1[] Yes
2[] No
9[] DK

d. Does the employer or union pay for all, some, or none of the premium?

1[] All
2[] Some
0[] None
7[] Refused
9[] DK

7. Is -- covered under this (name) plan?

1[] Covered (NP)
2[] Not covered (NP)
9[] DK (NP)