For all persons, HIMCARE indicates whether the person had Medicare coverage for at least one day of the calendar year. This variable was constructed by AHRQ staff based on the values of the corresponding 12 month-by-month Medicare health insurance coverage variables (MCJA-MCDE).
Codes and Frequencies
ComparabilityThe comparability of this variable over time has not yet been assessed.
- 1996-2017 : PERWEIGHT