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Premium for other government program is income-based

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For all persons who currently have health insurance coverage through a public program other than Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, Military health care/VA, TRICARE/CHAMPUS/CHAMP-VA, Indian Health Service, or a State- sponsored public health insurance plan, and whose government health insurance plan has an enrollment fee or premium, OTHGOVPINC 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 other public health insurance coverage in the back-edited variable HIOTHGOVE. 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 other government program insurance coverage and pay a premium.


  • 2014-2018