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How Does Cost Affect Access to Care?

This slideshow examines how cost and insurance affects people’s access to care, including decisions to forgo or delay needed care and access to a usual source of care. The data finds those without health insurance or in poor health are more likely to experience cost-related barriers to care and worry more about the cost of routine care. The slideshow also explores variations based on income and having a usual place of care.

The slideshow is part of the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker, an online information hub dedicated to monitoring and assessing the performance of the U.S. health system.