New report finds higher access to care in ERC states
May 5, 2016
Despite wide state-to-state variation, a new CDC report finds that in 2014 residents of all ERC states are more likely to have a usual source of medical care than most Americans. Vermont led the country with only 2.8% of residents that report they do not have a regular care site. Vermont also leads the country in the percent of residents who’ve seen or talked to a general doctor in the last year at 84%. ERC states also performed well on this metric. Interestingly, the study found little impact on these metrics of states’ decisions to expand Medicaid or create a state-based health insurance exchange.
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