Access & Affordability

Adults who went without care due to cost

Percentage of adults who reported not seeking medical care due to cost in past year

About this data measure

  • Having access to medical care helps people live healthy lives and prevents more serious medical conditions from developing.
  • While the percentage of Rhode Island adults who did not seek medical care due to cost decreased between 2018 and 2019, this trend may be expected to reverse due to healthcare system and economic disruptions caused by COVID-19.
  • Lower income households, those with less than a high school education, and Hispanic Rhode Islanders are more likely to have limited healthcare access than other groups.
  • Health care access is also a Rhode Island Health Equity Measure.

Measure Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Adults who went without care due to cost over time

Adults who went without care due to cost demographic breakout