Status: Improving

  
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Improving

Most Recent Data:
7.0 percent (2021)

Target:
5.9 percent 1

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
8.5 percent of persons were unable to obtain or delayed in obtaining necessary medical care due to cost in 2019 2

Reduce the proportion of people who can't get medical care when they need it

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement

Summary

Delaying medical care can negatively impact health and increase the cost of care. People who can’t get the care they need may have more preventable complications, hospitalizations, emotional stress, and higher costs. Strategies to increase insurance coverage rates and improve health information technology may help reduce delays in care.



1. Target has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.

2. Baseline has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.