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Title:
   Trends in Access to Health Care: Disparities by Poverty Status and Health Insurance, 1996-2006
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 265
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   October 19, 2009
Description:
   Overall, the percentage of the U.S. population who report having a usual source of care declined slightly from 82 percent in 1996 to 80 percent in 2006. The decline is concentrated among the uninsured; uninsured Americans were less likely to have a USC in 2006 (47 percent) compared to 1996 (58 percent) and less likely to have at least one office-based physician visit in 1996 (41 percent) compared to 2006 (36 percent).
Author(s):
   James B. Kirby and Terceira A. Berdahl
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Access to Health Care
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st265/stat265.pdf (123 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st265/stat265.shtml
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