Exercise 6. Resources Data
— Using MEPS


The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is a nationally representative survey of health care use, expenditures, ources of payment, and insurance coverage. MEPS Is Four Surveys in One, consisting of Household Component, Nursing Home Component, Medical Provider Component and Insurance Component.


Question 1:
What can you find about the health insurance coverage of civilian non-institutionalized population? For example, what is the percentage of uninsured population under the age of 18 in 2000?


1. Go to MEPS at http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/Data_Public.htm,
2. Click Data & Publications
3. Under Access MEPS data presented in a tabular format, select Table from the House Hold Survey
4. Under Health Insurance, select 2000
5. Select Table One


Question 2:
What is the average total employee contribution (in dollars) per employee enrolled for family coverage through State and local government jobs in 1999?


1. Go to MEPS at http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/Data_Public.htm,
2. Select Analyze Employer-based insurance data
3. Click Start MEPS NET/IC button
4. Under “State and Local Government”, select Premiums and Contributions of Plans of Employees of Stateand Local government.
5. Click Next and select Family Plans
6. Click Next and select Average Total Employee Contribution
7. Click Next and select All Governments
8. Click Next and get the answer.


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Instructor: Hongjie Wang, MLS. AHIP
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