HIOTHGOVB indicates whether, for at least one day of the current calendar year, the person had other public hospital/physician non-managed health insurance coverage. This variable was constructed by AHRQ staff based on the values of the corresponding 12 month-by-month other hospital/physician managed health care coverage variables (OPBJA-OPBDE).
The OPBMM variables are provided only to assist in editing and should not be used to make separate insurance estimates for these types of insurance categories. Questions about other public hospital/physician coverage were asked in an attempt to identify Medicaid or SCHIP recipients who may not have recognized their coverage as such. These questions were asked only if a respondent did not report Medicaid or SCHIP directly. Respondents reporting other hospital/physician coverage were asked follow-up questions to determine if the coverage was through a specific Medicaid HMO or if it included some other managed care characteristics. Respondents who identified managed care from either path were asked if the recipient paid anything for the coverage and/or if a government source paid for the coverage.
Codes and Frequencies
ComparabilityThe comparability of this variable over time has not yet been assessed.
- 1996-2017 : PERWEIGHT