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National Healthcare Quality & National Healthcare Disparities Reports: Measure Specification Appendix, 2013

Access to Care: Health Insurance

 

Measures

People under age 65 with health insurance
People under age 65 with public health insurance only
People under age 65 with any private health insurance
Adults age 65 and over with any private health insurance
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year (California)
People under age 65 who were without health insurance during the past 12 months
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year
People under age 65 with any period of public insurance during the year
 


 

Measure Title

People under age 65 with health insurance

Measure Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

Table Description

Geographic Representation

National

Years Available

2000-2011

Population Subgroups

Activity limitations, age, education, geographic location (residence), income, race/ethnicity, sex

Data Sources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population under age 65

Numerator

Subset of the denominator who reported coverage by any type of public or private health insurance

Comments

This measure is referred to as measure AHS-1.1 in Healthy People 2020 documentation. Persons with Indian Health Service coverage only are considered to have no coverage.

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Measure Title

People under age 65 with public health insurance only

Measure Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

Table Description

Geographic Representation

National

Years Available

2000-2011

Population Subgroups

Activity limitation, age, education, geographic location (residence), income, race/ethnicity, sex

Data Sources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population under age 65

Numerator

Subset of the denominator who reported only being covered by public health insurance

Comments

Public insurance includes Medicare, Medicaid, and other public programs that provide hospital and/or physician coverage.

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Measure Title

People under age 65 with any private health insurance

Measure Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

Table Description

Geographic Representation

National

Years Available

2000-2011

Population Subgroups

Activity limitation, age, education, geographic location (residence), income, race/ethnicity, sex

Data Sources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population under age 65

Numerator

Subset of the denominator who reported coverage by private health insurance only

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Measure Title

Adults age 65 and over with any private health insurance

Measure Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

Table Description

Geographic Representation

National

Years Available

2000-2011

Population Subgroups

Activity limitation, education, geographic location (residence), income, race/ethnicity, sex

Data Sources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population age 65 and over

Numerator

Subset of the denominator who reported coverage by any private health insurance

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Measure Title

People under age 65 who were uninsured all year

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends (CFACT), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

Table Description

Geographic Representation

National

Years Available

2002-2010

Population Subgroups

Activity limitation, age, education, employment status, geographic location (residence), income, perceived health status, preferred language, race/ethnicity, sex, U.S. born

Data Sources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends (CFACT), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population under age 65

Numerator

Subset of the denominator who reported no private or public health insurance coverage at any time during the year

Comments

People who are "full-year uninsured" include those whose number of uninsured months is equal to the number of available months in MEPS.

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Measure Title

People under age 65 who were uninsured all year (California)

Measure Source

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR), California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)

Table Description

Geographic Representation

California

Years Available

2001-2012

Population Subgroups

Age, insurance, income, education, geographic location (residence), preferred language, English proficiency, U.S. born

Data Sources

University of California, Los Angles (UCLA), Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR), California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)

Denominator

California civilian noninstitutionalized population under the age of 65

Numerator

Subset of the denominator who report being uninsured all year

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Measure Title

People under age 65 who were without health insurance during the past 12 months

Measure Source

University of California, Los Angles (UCLA), Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR), California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)

Table Description

Geographic Representation

California

Years Available

2001-2012

Population Subgroups

Age, insurance, income, education, geographic location (residence), preferred language, English proficiency, U.S. born

Data Sources

University of California, Los Angles (UCLA), Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR), California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)

Denominator

California civilian noninstitutionalized population under the age of 65

Numerator

Subset of the denominator who report being uninsured part of the year

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Measure Title

People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends (CFACT), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

Table Description

Geographic Representation

National

Years Available

2002-2010

Population Subgroups

Activity limitation, age, education, employment status, race/ethnicity, geographic location (residence), income, insurance, perceived health status, preferred language, race/ethnicity, sex, U.S. born

Data Sources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends (CFACT), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population under age 65

Numerator

Subset of the denominator who reported they had no public or private health insurance coverage at some time during the year

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Measure Title

People under age 65 with any period of public insurance during the year

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends (CFACT), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

Table Description

Geographic Representation

National

Years Available

2002-2010

Population Subgroups

Activity limitation, age, education, employment status, geographic location (residence), income, insurance, perceived health status, preferred language, race/ethnicity, sex, U.S. born

Data Sources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends (CFACT), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population under age 65

Numerator

Subset of the denominator who reported they had public health insurance coverage some time during the past year

Comments

Public insurance includes Medicare, Medicaid, and other public programs that provide hospital and/or physician coverage.

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Internet Citation: National Healthcare Quality & National Healthcare Disparities Reports: Measure Specification Appendix, 2013. Content last reviewed July 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr13/measurespec/access-insurance.html

 

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