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Health insurance plan 3: Plan pays for mental health services

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For persons in families who have at least three private insurance plans, HI3MENT
indicates whether the third plan paid for mental health, alcohol, and drug abuse expenses.

Data Collection Process

Details about the characteristics of insurance plans (such as HI3MENT) 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 HI3PCOV (Health Insurance Plan 3: Person's Coverage Status), which indicates whether the person was covered by the plan.

Related variables

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Information was collected on up to five plans per family.


Users may also want to see the variables HI1MENT, HI2MENT, HI4MENT, and HI5MENT. Likewise, the variables HI1PCOV, HI2PCOV, HI4PCOV, and HI5PCOV indicate coverage status for each plan.

Definitions of Private Coverage

Private insurance for 1989 was defined as coverage by a health insurance plan that pays for any part of a hospital, doctor's bill, 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.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1989: Persons covered by 3 private health insurance plans that pay any part of a hospital, doctor or dental bill (excluding Medicare or single service plans)


  • 1989