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MEPS Topics: Medicare/Medicaid/SCHIP
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Description: The public sources for health insurance identified in the MEPS include Medicare, TRICARE, Medicaid, SCHIP, and other public hospital/physician coverage. In addition to the tables and publications provided below, data files with annual and monthly insurance indicators, experience with public plans, and more can be downloaded for further analyses.
Data tables: The MEPS-HC Summary Data Tables contain health insurance coverage categories on most tables. These tables include an insurance category of PUBLIC, which includes Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP along with other types of public health insurance. For the 65 and older population, these tables include insurance categories of Medicare only, Medicare and private, and Medicare and other public.
Analytic tools: With the MEPSNet/HC query tool, respondents can be identified as ever having Medicare or Medicaid coverage during the year. Refer to the MCDEV or MCREV variables within the Health Insurance Variable Group of the Variable Selection Query Tab.
Publications: Publications are listed in reverse chronological order (most recent first).
Top Five Most Costly Conditions among the Elderly, Age 65 and Older, 2008: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Adult Population 
Statistical Brief #327 
Trends in the Use and Expenditures for COX-2 Inhibitors and Traditional Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs, 1997-2003 
Statistical Brief #139 
Population Characteristics of Medicare Beneficiaries in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, by Level of Annual Prescribed Medicines Expenses, 2003 
Statistical Brief #138 
Outpatient Prescription Drug Expenses in the U.S. Community Population, 2003 
Chartbook #16 
Outpatient Prescribed Medicine Expenses by Source of Payment and Insurance Status for the Medicare and Non-Medicare Populations, 2003 
Statistical Brief #125 
The Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs Ranked by Total Expenses for the Medicare Population Age 65 and Older in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2003 
Statistical Brief #109 
Trends in Children's Eligibility for Public Insurance for Families with Children, 1996-2002 (First Half) 
Statistical Brief #100 
Trends in Children's Health Insurance Coverage for Families with Children, 1996-2002 (First Half) 
Statistical Brief #99 
Trends in Statin Use in the Civilian Noninstitutionalized Medicare Population, 1997 and 2002 
Statistical Brief #97 
Statin Use in the Civilian Noninstitutionalized Medicare Population in 2002 
Statistical Brief #96 
Changes in the Medicaid Community Population: 1987-96 
Research Findings #9 
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