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OPAMM
Monthly other public hospital/physician managed health insurance coverage

Description

[ PRELIMINARY VARIABLE: Variable description may change once we confirm the universe and assess the comparability of this variable over time. ]

For all persons, OPAMM is a set of constructed monthly health insurance variables indicating whether they have other public hospital/physician managed care and paid something for the coverage in a given calendar month. By adding OPAMM to your data cart, you are in effect adding 12 monthly health insurance coverage variables (OPAJA-OPADE), one variable for each calendar month.

The OPAMM 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.

Monthly Health Insurance Coverage Variables 

  • OPAJA: Covered by other public hospital/physician managed care in January
  • OPAFE: Covered by other public hospital/physician managed care in February
  • OPAMA: Covered by other public hospital/physician managed care in March
  • OPAAP: Covered by other public hospital/physician managed care in April
  • OPAMY: Covered by other public hospital/physician managed care in May
  • OPAJU: Covered by other public hospital/physician managed care in June
  • OPAJL: Covered by other public hospital/physician managed care in July
  • OPAAU: Covered by other public hospital/physician managed care in August
  • OPASE: Covered by other public hospital/physician managed care in September
  • OPAOC: Covered by other public hospital/physician managed care in October
  • OPANO: Covered by other public hospital/physician managed care in November
  • OPADE: Covered by other public hospital/physician managed care in December

Codes

This is a 1-digit numeric variable.

Comparability

The comparability of this variable over time has not yet been assessed.

Universe

The universe for this variable has not yet been confirmed.

Availability

  • 1996-2017

Weights

Flags

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