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Covered by other state-sponsored health plan: Need a referral for special care

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For all persons covered by any state sponsored health care plan (HISTATEE), HIOTHPUBREF reports whether the person is required to obtain approval or a referral from a primary doctor go to a different doctor or seek special care. Interviewers instructed respondents to not include emergency care.

HIOTHPUBREF reflects responses to a question on what type of insurance the person had which have been edited based on plan names by the NCHS. The frequencies reported in HIOTHPUBREF reflect individuals correctly assigned to State coverage, based on the plan name. See the variable description for HISTATEE for more details.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 2004-2013; 2014: All persons with other state-sponsored health plan coverage.


  • 2004-2014