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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
Upcoming Events
CFACT Seminar, Monday, September 22, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. – Noon, CFACT 5th Floor Conference Room, Wilcoxon: It's Not Just for i.i.d. Anymore.

Registration is now CLOSED for the MEPS Two-Day Data Users' Workshop. September 22–23, 2014, Rockville, MD. More details. . .

GSA Pre-Conference Workshop, November 5, 2014, Washington, D.C. Using Medical Expenditures Panel Survey Data in Gerontological Health Services Research.

APHA Annual Meeting, Sunday, November 16, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., New Orleans, LA. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS): Using MEPS Data in National and Regional Health Services Research.

New Data Files
This is one in a series of public use event files that provides detailed information on household reported prescribed medicines: MEPS HC-152A: 2012 Prescribed Medicines File.

Several new event-level public use files from the 2012 MEPS-HC have been released: MEPS HC-152D: 2012 Hospital Inpatient Stays File, MEPS HC-152E: 2012 Emergency Room Visits File, MEPS HC-152F: 2012 Outpatient Visits File, and MEPS HC-152G: 2012 Office-Based Medical Provider Visits File.

New Tabular Data
Tables of Top Prescribed Drugs from the 2012 MEPS Household Component are now available.

New Publications
During the first part of 2013, 21.1 percent of persons under age 65 were uninsured. Age is strongly associated with health insurance coverage. Young adults in the 19-24 and 25-29 age groups had the greatest likelihood of being uninsured, with at least a third lacking health insurance--34.2 percent and 35.5 percent, respectively. Children (under age 18) were much less likely to be uninsured (9.5 percent). – From Statistical Brief 447: The Uninsured in America, First Part of 2013: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population under Age 65

This Statistical Brief presents average offer and enrollment rates as well as premiums and employee contributions to premiums for single, employee-plus-one, and family health insurance coverage sponsored by private-sector employers in the 10 largest metropolitan areas of the United States. These estimates are compared to national averages for the private sector. – From Statistical Brief 446: Offer Rates, Enrollment Rates, Premiums, and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the Private Sector for the 10 Largest Metropolitan Areas, 2013

New Analytical Tools
The MEPSnet/Insurance Component has been updated with 2013 private-sector estimates.

To access a list of all the latest items posted on our Web site, visit What's New.

Health Data All-Star, 2013