Status: Baseline only
Most Recent Data:
3.4 percent (2017)
3.4 percent of persons were unable to obtain or delayed in obtaining necessary prescription medicines in 2017
Reduce the proportion of persons who are unable to obtain or delayed in obtaining necessary prescription medicines
Data Source: Medical Expenditure Panel (MEPS), AHRQ
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.
Workgroup: Access to Health Services Workgroup