Codes and Frequencies
For persons in families who have at least two private insurance plans, HI2MENT
indicates if the second plan paid for mental health, alcohol, and drug abuse expenses.
Data Collection Process
Details about the characteristics of insurance plans (such as HI2MENT) reflect plans for any family member in the household. In order to determine if the person (rather than someone else in the family) was covered by this plan, analysts should use the variable HI2PCOV (Health Insurance Plan 2: Person's Coverage Status), which indicates whether the person was covered by the plan.
Please use the IPUMS NHIS drop down menu and search functions for other related variables.
Information was collected on up to five plans per family.
Private insurance for 1989 was defined as coverage by a health insurance plan that pays for any part of a hospital, doctor, surgeon's bill, or dentist's bill. Single service plans were not considered a form of health insurance, but plans which paid extra cash for hospitalizations were considered a form of health insurance.
- 1989: Persons who were covered by two health insurance plans that pay any part of a hospital, doctor's, surgeon's or dentist's bill (excluding Medicare or single service plans)
- 1989 : PERWEIGHT