Access to Health Care

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A person’s ability to access health services has a profound effect on every aspect of his or her health. People without medical insurance are more likely to lack a usual source of medical care and are more likely to skip routine medical care due to costs, increasing their risk for serious and disabling health conditions. When they do access health services, they are often burdened with large medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses. 

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All Access to Health Care fact sheets