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Title:
   Main Reason for Not Having a Usual Source of Care: Differences by Race/Ethnicity, Income, and Insurance Status, 2007
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 308
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   December 20, 2010
Description:
   In 2007, among the 20.5 percent of individuals who reported not having a usual source of care, most (63 percent) reported never or seldom getting sick as their main explanation. The second most common reason given was the high cost of medical care and about 14 percent of those without a usual source of care reported this as the main explanation. Other reasons given were that individuals had recently moved, couldn't find a doctor, experienced some insurance-related barrier, or that they did not use, like, or trust doctors.
Author(s):
   James B. Kirby, PhD
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Usual Source of Care
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st308/stat308.pdf (245 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st308/stat308.shtml
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