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Information on the health status of Americans, health insurance coverage, and access, use, and cost of health services.

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component (HC)

Explore the MEPS-HC Data Tools

The MEPS Household Component collects data on all members of sample households from selected communities across the United States. These data can be used to produce nationally representative estimates of medical conditions, health status, use of medical care services, charges and payments, access to care, experience with care, health insurance coverage, income, and employment.

The summary tables provide frequently used summary estimates for the U.S. civilian non-institutionalized population.

This tool is provided as a convenience. It is the responsibility of the user to review the results for statistical significance and overall reasonableness.

MEPS-HC Variable Explorer Tool

The MEPS-HC Variable Explorer Tool by AHRQ offers consumers of the Public Use Files a quick and easy way to find what they are looking for in terms of variables and files for research purposes. To begin, select a public use file subject area from below. Once the table loads, select the Download Data button for an accessible MS Excel version of the table. The file size will depend on parameters selected. 


MEPS Project Director
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 427-1659