Widespread Gains in Access to Health Care, 2013-2015

Notes: For this exhibit, we count the District of Columbia as a state. “Improved” or “worsened” refers to a change between 2013 and 2015 of at least 0.5 standard deviations. “Little or no change” includes states with changes of less than 0.5 standard deviations as well as states with no change or without sufficient data to assess change. “Adults with a usual source of care” is an indicator in the Scorecard’s Prevention and Treatment dimension; it is included here because having a regular health care provider is associated with better access to care.

Data Source: Uninsured: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 and 2015 1-Year American Community Surveys. Public Use Micro Sample (ACS PUMS). Cost Barriers, Doctor Visit, and Usual Source of Care: 2013 and 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Aiming Higher: Results from the Commonwealth Fund Scorecard on State Health System Performance, 2017 Edition