Codes and Frequencies
HICHAMPANY reports if the person was covered by CHAMPUS, TRICARE, or CHAMP-VA health insurance. Please see the Comparability and Universe tabs for important information on changes to the Universe and component types of military coverage included in this variable over time.
In 2004-forward, HICHAMPANY is asked only of persons with military coverage. In 1997-1999, it is asked only of persons covered by some type of health plan. In all other years, the universe is broadly all persons (further restricted to quarters 3 and 4 in 1983 and 1993).
In 2004-forward, HICHAMPANY indicates if the person had coverage through TRICARE or CHAMP-VA. In 1997-2003, the variable reports coverage by CHAMPUS/TRICARE/CHAMP-VA. In 1993-1996, 1989, and 1986, the variable indicates coverage by CHAMPUS or CHAMP-VA. While in 1990-1991, the variable only reports coverage via CHAMPUS, and in 1982-1984, the variable only reports coverage via CHAMP-VA.
- 1982; 1984; 1986; 1989; 1990; 1991; 1992: All persons.
- 1983; 1993: Persons in quarters 3 and 4.
- 1994-1996: All persons.
- 1997-1999: Persons covered by some type of health plan.
- 2000-2003: All persons.
- 2004-2017: Persons with military health care coverage.
- 1982-1984, 1986, 1989-2017