I’m working with ASEC measures indicating reasons that respondents were ineligible for employer’s health insurance, or did not purchase insurance for which they were eligible. Specifically, I’m wondering whether more detail is available about the construction and coding of these measures.
For instance, -hintake7- indicates that a respondent “was eligible for employer-based health insurance, but chose not to purchase it because they were contract or temp employees and not allowed on the plan” (https://cps.ipums.org/cps-action/vari…). Is this respondent then indeed eligible, even though they are “not allowed on the plan”? (see also -hintake6- for employees who haven’t worked for employer long enough to be covered).
Relatedly, -hinelig5- denotes respondents who are “ineligible for employer-based health insurance if their employer offered it because it is too expensive.” I’m unclear how plan pricing would change eligibility status, and how these respondents would differ from those marked “yes” on -hintake3-.
Many thanks for any info anyone can provide.