This public use data file contains data for each person with private health insurance reported in rounds 1, 2, and 3 of the 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component (MEPS HC). Released as an ASCII file with SAS, SPSS, and STATA programming statements and in SAS transport format, this public use file provides information collected on a nationally representative sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States during the calendar year 1996. The HC-024 file contains records for persons insured through establishments providing hospital/physician, medigap, dental or prescription medication coverage and includes variables pertaining to managed care and satisfaction with plan coverage.
*The PDF version of the codebook is recommended for printing; the HTML version is database driven and lets you navigate quickly to details on each variable.
**Right-click on the data file link, then select Save Target As or Save Link As to download the file.