This file is provided for use with pooled or individual year data from the MEPS FY 1996-2020 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, HC-201, HC-209, HC-216, and HC-224). Released as an ASCII file (with SAS, STATA, SPSS, and R user statements), a SAS transport file, a SAS V9 file, a XLSX file, and a Stata file, this person-level file contains 1996-2020 combined variance stratum and PSU variables, along with the standard MEPS person ID variables for linking with the 1996-2020 MEPS person-level public use files. There is one record for each of the 442,093 persons who are on the MEPS FY 1996-2020 public use files.
For more details on loading MEPS PUFs into R, SAS, and Stata, please visit the MEPS GitHub page.
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