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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. 
 
People with Health Insurance by Educational Attainment, 2013 
For people aged 25 to 65 years, the rate for people with an advanced degree was more than 1.5 times than those without a high school education. 
 
Advanced degree: 94.8%
Less than high school: 56.7%
 
Data source: National Health Interview Survey (NCHS), CDC/NCHS
 
People with a Usual Primary Care Provider by Health Insurance Status, 2011
The rate for the population with public insurance was nearly twice that for the uninsured population.
 
Uninsured: 42.1%
Private insurance: 80.5%
Public insurance only: 81.9%
 
Data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), AHRQ. 
 
Healthy People 2020 Targets 
 
People with Health Insurance 
In 2013, 83.3% of people under age 65 had health insurance. 
 
  • Most Recent:  83.3% in 2013
  • Target: 100%
  • 20.0% increase needed to reach Target 
 
Data source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS. 
 
People with a Usual Primary Care Provider
In 2011, 77.7% of people had a usual primary care provider.
 
  • Most Recent: 77.3%
  • Target: 83.9%
  • 8.5% increase needed to reach Target
 
Data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), AHRQ.