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Access to care declined in past decade, report says
Modern Healthcare

Adults’ access to healthcare fell considerably during the past decade, particularly among the uninsured, according to a state-by-state report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (PDF).

In 2010, for instance, nearly half of uninsured adults had unmet health needs due to cost, compared with 11% of those with insurance. The percentage of adults who received a routine checkup or visited a dentist also decreased nationwide, according to the report, authored by researchers at the Washington-based Urban Institute.