Thursday, May 5, 2016

Nine in ten CT residents have a usual source of care

A new CDC report finds that in 2014, all but 10.1% of Connecticut residents had a usual source of medical care.  The same report found great variation among states but, on average, 17.3% of Americans lacked a usual source of care. Vermont led the country with only 2.8% of residents that report they do not have a regular care site. Still there is room for improvement – 29.6% of Connecticut residents had not seen or talked to a general doctor in the last year. Vermont also led the country in that metric at 84%. Interestingly, the study found little impact on these metrics of states’ decisions to expand Medicaid or create a state-based health insurance exchange.