Defining Family for Studies of Health Insurance Coverage
In SHADAC Issue Brief #27 we describe an important decision that should be considered in analyses of health insurance coverage using survey data: Defining the "family unit" for examining insurance coverage, often called the health insurance unit. We propose a general definition of the health insurance unit and provide Stata and SAS code to facilitate implementing that definition. March 2012.
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a part of the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.