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AHS-1     Increase the proportion of persons with health insurance
AHS-1.1 Increase the proportion of persons with medical insurance Leading Health Indicators

Leading Health Indicators are a subset of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues.

Baseline: 83.2 percent of persons had medical insurance in 2008
Target: 100 percent
Target-Setting Method: Total coverage
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
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AHS-3     Increase the proportion of persons with a usual primary care provider Leading Health Indicators

Leading Health Indicators are a subset of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues.

Baseline: 76.3 percent of persons had a usual primary care provider in 2007
Target: 83.9 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), AHRQ
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AHS-4     (Developmental) Increase the number of practicing primary care providers.
AHS-5     Increase the proportion of persons who have a specific source of ongoing care
Baseline: 86.4 percent of persons of all ages had a specific source of ongoing care in 2008
Target: 95.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 81.3 percent of persons aged 18 to 64 years had a specific source of ongoing care in 2008
Target: 89.4 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
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Baseline: 96.3 percent of persons aged 65 years and older had a specific source of ongoing care in 2008
Target: 100 percent
Target-Setting Method: Total coverage
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
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AHS-6     Reduce the proportion of persons who are unable to obtain or delay in obtaining necessary medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines
Baseline: 4.7 percent of all persons were unable to obtain or delayed in obtaining necessary medical care in 2007
Target: 4.2 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), AHRQ
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Baseline: 5.5 percent of all persons were unable to obtain or delayed in obtaining necessary dental care in 2007
Target: 5.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), AHRQ
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Baseline: 3.1 percent of all persons were unable to obtain or delayed in obtaining necessary prescription medicines in 2007
Target: 2.8 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), AHRQ
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AHS-8     (Developmental) Increase the proportion of persons who have access to rapidly responding prehospital emergency medical services
AHS-9     (Developmental) Reduce the proportion of hospital emergency department visits in which the wait time to see an emergency department clinician exceeds the recommended timeframe

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