Leading Health Indicators are a subset of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues.
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:
What kind of health insurance or health care coverage [do you/does ALIAS] have? INCLUDE those that pay for only one type of service (nursing home care, accidents, or dental care). EXCLUDE private plans that only provide cash while hospitalized.
Health Care coverage is defined as having any type of health insurance or Health Care plan, including those obtained by employment, direct purchase, and government programs such as Medicare, Medi-Gap, Medicaid, military healthcare/VA, CHAMPUS/TRICARE/CHAMP-VA, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and other state-sponsored or government-sponsored health plans. Private plans that only provide cash while hospitalized or only pay for one type of service (e.g., nursing home care, accidents, dental care) are excluded. Persons with Indian Health Service coverage only are considered to have no coverage.
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