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Medicaid plan premium is income-based

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For all persons who currently have health insurance coverage through Medicaid and whose Medicaid plan has an enrollment fee or premium, MCAIDPINC reports if the premium paid for this plan is based on income.

New questions were added to the Health Insurance section of the NHIS Family core in 2014 to obtain details about whether plans (both private and public) were obtained through or the person's state Health Insurance Marketplace, whether there is an enrollment fee or premium (public plans only), and whether the premium is based on income (expanded to include public plans). For more information on these questions, please refer to MCAIDXCHG.

Persons included in the universe are persons who were classified as having health insurance coverage through Medicaid in the back-edited variable HIMCAIDE. This is recommended as the most reliable source of information about the type of insurance coverage compared to that provided by respondents' original unedited answers about their insurance type.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018: All persons with Medicaid coverage who pay a premium for their plan.


  • 2014-2018