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Has one or more private surgical plans: Not obtained through a group

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For persons with at least one private surgical insurance plan, PHISOBNOGR reports whether the person had a plan that not was obtained through an employer, union, or some other group.

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The definition, order, and wording of private health insurance changed over time to reflect changes in the availability of different types of coverage and issues of interest. Users are strongly encouraged to review the user notes Insurance Data Collection and Private Insurance Definitions.


PHISOBNOGR has no comparability issues.


  • 1976: Persons covered by private surgical insurance.


  • 1976