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IPUMS MEPS data are available free of charge. Before using the data, researchers must complete this registration and agree to abide by the usage license specified below. By completing this application, you agree to receive occasional email messages. Such messages will be infrequent, and we will safeguard the confidentiality of your email address.

By completing this registration, you agree to the following terms of use.

You may publish a subset of the data to meet journal requirements for accessing data related to a particular publication. Contact us for permission for any other redistribution; we will consider requests for free and commercial redistribution.
The Public Health Service Act (Sections 308 (d) and 903 (c)) provides that the data collected by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and/or the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) may only be used for the purposes of statistical reporting and analysis.
Any effort to determine the identity of any reported case is prohibited by this law. AHRQ does all they can to assure that the identity of data subjects cannot be disclosed. All direct identifiers, as well as any characteristics that might lead to identification, are omitted from the data files. Any intentional identification or disclosure of a person or establishment violates the assurances of confidentiality given to the providers of the information. Make no use of the identity of any person or establishment discovered inadvertently and advise the Director Office of Management of AHRQ of any such discovery in the MEPS data. Do not link these data with individually-identifiable data from any other datasets, other than the MEPS or NHIS. Linkage of individual records from the MEPS and NHIS may only occur inside the AHRQ Data Center, the NCHS Research Data Center, or the U.S. Census RDC network.
For information on proper citation refer to citation and use. Publications and research reports making use of IPUMS MEPS should be added to our Bibliography.

IMPORTANT: These terms of use are a legally binding agreement. You can use the data only in accordance with these terms, and any other use is a violation of the agreement. Violations may result in revocation of the agreement and prohibition from using other IPUMS data. If IPUMS or our partners are harmed from your violation, you are responsible for all damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses.