Access to Health Services
Health insurance coverage helps people gain entry into the health care system, obtain the care they need, and establish an ongoing source of care. People without health insurance are more likely to lack a usual primary care provider, receive less timely care, and have fewer health services overall.
People without Health Insurance by Educational Attainment, 2011
Among adults age 25 to 64, those with less than a high school education were almost 9 times as likely to be without health insurance as those with an advanced degree.
42.5% Less Than High School
4.8% Advanced Degree
People with Health Insurance
In 2011, 82.8% of people under age 65 had health insurance.
100% 2020 Target
20.8% Increase needed
People with a Usual Primary Care Provider
In 2010, the proportion of people with a usual primary care provider was 76.8%.
83.9% 2020 Target
9.2% Increase needed