Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of persons with prescription drug insurance
Baseline: 61.1 percent of persons under 65 years had prescription drug insurance in 2018
Target: 70.6 percent
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
People without prescription drug insurance may not be able to afford the medicines they need. They’re also more likely to skip or reduce doses — or to use alternative therapies to try to save money. Strategies to reduce financial and other barriers to prescription drug insurance access may help increase coverage rates.
Workgroup: Access to Health Services Workgroup