1: BROWSE TOPICS AND REPORTS
From the MEPS home page https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/ click MEPS TOPICS under DATA and STATISTICS in the toolbar on the left (or Click here for full topic list under the partial MEPS Topics list).
Click a Topic to view the full list of reports in that area.
All of the reports are related to medical expenditures (its the Medical Expenditure Panel Study, after all) and will have some information about insurance status, but some more than others. Browse the report titles and look for keywords such as Insurance, Expenditures, Costs, Coverage, Out-of-Pocket, Co-Pays etc., to determine which may be more comprehensive or relevant.
The list below is for the topic Priority Conditions - Asthma. There are several reports focused on insurance and health care costs.
See the column to the right on how to cite MEPS reports in APA format.
2: MEPS PUBLICATION SEARCH
Click the PUBLICATIONS SEARCH link to search by topic. Enter your topic in the search box > SEARCH.
Try different search terms if you do not get any results (e.g. Breast Screening, Mammogram, Breast Exam etc.)
In the results list look for titles that include Statistical Brief, Research Findings, or White Paper in the name.
As the survey questions change over time some topics may not have reports for more recent years.
Last name, First initial., & Last name, First initial. (Year, Month Day). Title of page on website (Report type and number if any). Publisher, Government Agency or Organization Name. URL
Manski, R., Rohde, M. A. & Ricks, T. (2021, October 1). Trends in the Number and Percentage of the Population with Any Dental or Medical Visits, 2003-2018 (Statistical Brief 537). Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. https://www.meps.ahrq.gov/data_files/publications/st537/stat537.pdf
In-text citation (Manski et al., 2021)
The Suggested Citation at the end of the Reports and Briefs are not APA format, but can easily be fixed following the examples above.