This file is provided for use with pooled or individual year data from the MEPS FY 1996-2017 public use files (HC-012, HC-020, HC-028, HC-038, HC-050, HC-060, HC-070, HC-079, HC-089, HC-097, HC-105, HC-113, HC-121, HC-129, HC-138, HC-147, HC-155, HC-163, HC-171, HC-181, HC-192, and HC-201). Released as an ASCII file (with SAS, SPSS, and STATA programming statements) and in SAS transport format, this person-level file contains the standard MEPS person ID variables for linking with the 1996-2017 MEPS person-level public use files and a set of 128 half sample indicators enabling the user to perform a balanced repeated replication (BRR) to calculate standard errors. There is one record for each of the 388,272 persons who are on the MEPS FY 1996-2017 public use files. The 1996-2017 combined variance stratum and PSU variables are released on HC-036.
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