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The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage. Learn more about MEPS.

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MEPS Topics
bullet Access to Health Care bullet Health Care Disparities bullet Projected Data
bullet Children's Health bullet Health Insurance bullet Quality of Health Care
bullet Children's Insurance Coverage bullet Medicare/Medicaid/SCHIP bullet State and Metro Area Estimates
bullet Chronic Conditions bullet Mental Health bullet The Uninsured
bullet Dental bullet Minority Health bullet Women's Health
bullet Elderly bullet Obesity    
bullet Health Care Costs bullet Prescription Drugs    
What's New Highlights
New Publication
There was a significant increase in the percentage of children and young adults under 21 with public dental coverage only from 1996 to 2006. —From Statistical Brief 221: Dental Coverage of Children and Young Adults under Age 21, United States, 1996 and 2006

New Data Files
Three new event-level public use data files drawn from the 2006 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey have been released: HC-102H 2006 Home Health, HC-102C 2006 Other Medical Expenses, and HC-102B 2006 Dental Visits.

Upcoming Events
MEPS + HCUP Workshop Registration is now closed.
Registration is now closed for MEPS and HCUP data users workshop featuring introductory lectures, programming exercises, and hands-on computer lab. The workshop will take place September 24-25, 2008, at the AHRQ Data Center, Rockville, Maryland. If you would like to placed on a waiting list, please send an email to

Registration is now open for the one-day MEPS workshop Using MEPS Data in Health Services Research at the 2008 Annual APHA Meeting & Exposition in San Diego, CA. For more information, go to APHA.

To access a list of all the latest items posted on our Web site, visit What's New.