Uninsured rate fell 18% during pandemic



Statistic Info

The uninsured rate remains higher than it was pre-COVID. Additionally, there are still millions of Americans who lack healthcare coverage and will need further assistance in order to ensure that everyone has the resources needed for quality healthcare. Therefore, continued government involvement and public health initiatives will be necessary in order to promote affordable and accessible care for all.

Author: CDC

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Uninsured rate fell 18% during pandemic

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Physician Providers

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Patients’ interest in receiving text message notifications about their medical bills rose by more than 30% this year from 2022

Urgent care center claims grew by 70% in the past 5 years

Uninsured rate fell 18% during pandemic

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97% of practices reported that their patients experience delays or denials for medically necessary care due to prior authorization requirements

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95% of practices provide care to patients covered by Medicare Advantage, and 75% report they are seeing an increasing number of these patients