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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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MEPS Topics
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
Registration is now OPEN for the MEPS Two-Day Data Users' Workshop. May 5–6, 2014, Rockville, MD. More details. . .

New Tabular Data
2012 Health Insurance tables from the MEPS Insurance Component are now available for civilian estimates and public-sector estimates.

New Publications
Across all coverage types in 2012, the average total premium for employees in lower-wage establishments was less than the average total premium for employees in higher-wage establishments in the private sector. – From Statistical Brief #436: Comparing Health Insurance Coverage and Costs for Employees in Lower-Wage versus Higher-Wage Establishments, Private Sector, 2012

Among the 130.4 million civilian employees who worked for private or public sector employers in 2012, 86.8 percent worked where the employer offered health insurance – From Statistical Brief #435: Premiums and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Private versus Public Sector, 2012

In 2011, the top five conditions in terms of total health care expenditures on children were mental disorders, asthma (including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), trauma-related disorders, acute bronchitis and upper respiratory infections, and otitis media. The highest expenditure total was for care and treatment of mental disorders in children. – From Statistical Brief 434: The Five Most Costly Children's Conditions, 2011: Estimates for U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Children, Ages 0-17.

In 2011, 12.1 percent of adults agreed with the statement "I'm healthy enough that I really don't need health insurance," in contrast to only 9.0 percent of adults in the prior decade (2001). In addition, 24.3 percent of adults agreed with the statement "Health insurance is not worth the money it costs" in 2011 relative to 21.8 percent of adults in 2001. – From Statistical Brief 433: Attitudes toward Health Insurance and Their Persistence over Time, Adults, 2001-2011.

New Survey Instruments
2012 Household Interview Showcards are now available.

2012 Household Supplemental Paper Questionnaires SAQ and DCS are now available.

2011 Household Interview Showcards are now available.

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

Health Data All-Star, 2013