Access to Health Services
Health insurance coverage is important for the achievement of health equity and for increasing the quality of life for everyone. People with health insurance are more likely to have a usual primary care provider, which has been associated with greater trust in the provider and an increased likelihood that patients will receive appropriate care.
Persons Without a Usual Primary Care Provider by Health Insurance Status, 2011
For the population aged less than 65 years, the rate for the uninsured population was more than three times that for persons with public insurance.
Rates for all health insurances status groups were:
Private insurance: 19.5%
Public insurance: 18.1%
Healthy People 2020 Targets
PEOPLE WITH HEALTH INSURANCE
In 2012, 83.1% of people under age 65 had health insurance.
HP2020 Target: 100%
20.3% increase needed
Data source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
PEOPLE WITH A USUAL PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER
In 2011, the proportion of people with a usual primary care provider was 77.3%.
HP2020 Target: 83.9%
8.6% increase needed
Data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), AHRQ