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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 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
Upcoming Events
SAVE THE DATE for the MEPS Two-Day Data Users' Workshop. April 28–29, 2015, Rockville, MD. Registration will open soon. More details. . .

New Publications
Among those under age 65, the percentage of uninsured persons with any medical expense decreased from 62.1 percent in 1996 to 55.8 percent in 2012. However, there was no significant difference in the percentage of persons under age 65 with any medical expense for those with any private insurance or those with public only insurance, when comparing the years 1996 and 2012. – From Statistical Brief 466: Trends in National Health Care Expenses Per Person in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 1996–2012

Among the population under age 65, expenses for prescribed medicines comprised about one-tenth of total expenses in 1996 (11.5 percent) and increased to about one-fifth in 2012 (21.9 percent). – From Statistical Brief 465: Trends in National Health Care Expenses in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, Percentages by Type of Service and Source of Payment Within Age and Insurance Groups, 1996–2012

Data Files
The 2000-2011 Employment Variables PUF has been expanded to include data for 2012. The variables on this file are fully-imputed versions of selected employment variables from the full-year 2000-2012 consolidated public use files: MEPS HC-131: 2000-2012 Employment Variables File.

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