This data release, MEPS HC-041, is intended to supplement MEPS variables previously released for 1996. The HC-041 data file is a person-level file, containing health insurance variables and a language of interview variable. In order to use these variables, this file should be linked to the 1996 Full Year Consolidated Data File (HC-012) which contains all previously released 1996 person-level data including demographic and socio-economic information. Please refer to the HC-012 documentation for further information.
*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.