QuickStats: Percentage of Families That Did Not Get Needed Medical Care Because of Cost by Poverty StatusPosted on by
The percentage of all families that did not get needed medical care because of cost in the past 12 months decreased from 12.1% in 2013 to 9.7% 2018.
From 2013 to 2018, the percentage of poor families that did not get medical care decreased (22.7% to 17.3%) as did the percentage of near-poor families (20.4% to 16.0%); no significant change occurred for not-poor families (7.1% and 6.6%).
In 2013 and 2018, the percentage of families that did not get needed medical care because of cost was lowest among the not poor.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2013 and 2018 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.