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HINSIHS2
Health insurance through Indian Health Services (original)

Description

HINSIHS2, an incompletely edited variable, indicates whether, at the time of interview, persons had health insurance through the Indian Health Service. According to the Census Bureau, though, IHS policies are not always comprehensive.

User Note: HINSIHS2 is not fully edited. It is provided so that users can replicate analyses that use original ACS data. For a fully edited and fully harmonized analogue that can be used to analyze change over time, see HINSIHS. See the IPUMS health insurance page for a summary of health insurance variables in the ACS/PRCS.

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Comparability

This variable is available only for the 2008-2010 ACS and PRCS. Because the Census Bureau has applied different edits in different years, this variable is not comparable over time; see HINSIHS for a fully comparable variable.

Users should note that the ACS's measurement of health insurance differs from that of the Current Population Survey's measurement, which generally asks about coverage in the last week or the last year.

Universe

  • ACS, PRCS: All persons.

Availability

United States
Puerto Rico

Flags

QHINSIHS2 

Editing Procedure

There is no editing procedure available for this variable.