Goal: Increase health insurance coverage.

About 30 million people in the United States don’t have health insurance.1 Healthy People 2030 focuses on improving health by increasing medical, dental, and prescription drug insurance coverage.

People without insurance are less likely to get the health care services and medications they need and more likely to have poor health outcomes. Racial/ethnic minorities, people with less education, and people with low incomes are more likely to be uninsured.

Strategies to increase insurance coverage rates are critical for making sure more people get the health care services and medications they need. Efforts to help people who have insurance afford important health care services — like reducing copays — can also help improve health.

Objective Status

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References

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Cohen, R.A., et al. (2019). Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2018 [PDF file]. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201905.pdf