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The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage. Learn more about MEPS.

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bullet Access to Health Care bullet Health Insurance bullet Prescription Drugs
bullet Children's Health bullet Medical Conditions bullet Projected Data/Expenditures
bullet Children's Insurance Coverage bullet Medicare/Medicaid/SCHIP bullet Quality of Health Care
bullet Elderly Health Care bullet Men's Health bullet State and Metro Area Estimates
bullet Health Care Costs/Expenditures bullet Mental Health bullet The Uninsured
bullet Health Care Disparities bullet Obesity bullet Women's Health
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What's New Highlights
New Data Files
The nineteenth point in time data file has been added to the site; this public use data file is now available: MEPS 2014 P18R3/P19R1 Population Characteristics (HC-159).

New Tabular Data
MEPS Household Component Survey Tables of Health Insurance Coverage series for the first half of 2014 are available here.

New Publications
Among children ages 0-17 with expenditures, the average expenditure per child was highest for the treatment of mental disorders ($2,195). This was nearly twice the per child expense for treatment of trauma-related disorders among children ($1,142). – From Statistical Brief 472: Top Five Most Costly Conditions among Children, Ages 0-17, 2012: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population

Among the most costly conditions for persons age 65 and over, the number of persons with expenses was highest for arthritis and other non-traumatic joint disorders (14.8 million). This was more than double the number of people with expenses for trauma-related disorders (6.7 million). – From Statistical Brief 471: Top Five Most Costly Conditions among Adults Age 18 and Older, 2012: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population

The same five medical conditions—heart conditions, cancer, trauma-related disorders, mental disorders, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma—ranked highest medical spending in both 2002 and 2012. – From Statistical Brief 470: Trends in the Five Most Costly Conditions among the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2002 and 2012

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Health Data All-Star, 2013