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Surgical insurance coverage: Private surgical insurance

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For persons covered by a private insurance plan, SURGPRIV reports if the person had a plan that covered surgeon's bills.

Insurance included all types plans, including plans which paid extra cash in the event of hospitalization, but excluding plans which paid only for accidents.

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  • 1974: All persons covered by a health insurance plan (excluding Medicare or plans that pay only for accidents) which pays any part of a hospital, doctor or surgeon's bill


  • 1974