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Confidence in affording private health insurance plan (recode)

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For all persons in families with an employer-based health plan, HIPCONAFFORDRis an NHIS recoded variable that reports how confident the person was that she/he or her/his family would be able to buy a health plan and obtain affordable coverage without an employer.

This variable can be used to monitor the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


There are no comparability issues.


  • 2011-2018: All families with an employer-based health plan.


  • 2011-2018


  • No weights are available for this variable. Please refer to HIPCONAFFORDR for more information.