About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 61.1 percent of persons under 65 years had prescription drug insurance in 2018

Target: 70.6 percent

Numerator
Number of persons under 65 years who report coverage by any type of public or private prescription drug insurance.
Denominator
Number of persons under 65 years.
Target-setting method

Percentage point improvement

Target-setting method details
Percentage point improvement from the baseline using Cohen's h effect size of 0.20.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were evaluated for this objective but it was not possible to project a target because the trend has not been consistent over time. A percentage point improvement was calculated using Cohen's h effect size of 0.2. This method was used because it is consistent with the current national priority of lowering prescription drug costs for Americans.

History

Comparable HP2020 objective
Retained, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 with no change in measurement.