2020 Update of SHADAC's Health Insurance Unit
In 2012, SHADAC created and released its “Health Insurance Unit,” or “HIU,” to aid researchers in reconciling the differences between the way that a “family” is defined in federal surveys (such as the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey [ACS] or Current Population Survey [CPS]) with the way a “family” is defined by most private and public insurance programs, specifically for the purposes of analyzing health insurance coverage. Now, in response to recent changes to policy and program eligibility rules, SHADAC has updated the parameters used to construct and define the HIU.
Archive: "Defining “Family” for Studies of Health Insurance Coverage" March 2012
"Using SHADAC Health Insurance Unit (HIU) and Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) Microdata Variables" November 2013