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Target met or exceeded

Most Recent Data:
4.7 percent (2021)

Target:
6.3 percent 1

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
6.8 percent of persons were unable to obtain or delayed in obtaining necessary prescription medicines due to cost in 2019 2

Reduce the proportion of people who can't get prescription medicines when they need them

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance

Summary

Prescription medicines are critical for managing many common diseases and disorders. When people can’t get the medicines they need, treatable conditions may get worse. Evidence shows that the most effective approaches for reducing delays and difficulty in getting prescription medicines involve addressing financial barriers and increasing insurance coverage.



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.