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Enrollment fee or premium for Medicaid plan

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For all persons who currently have health insurance coverage through Medicaid, MCAIDPREM reports if the person's Medicaid plan has an enrollment fee or premium.

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.


  • 2014-2018: All persons with Medicaid coverage.


  • 2014-2018