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Fewer U.S. adults get the health care they need
Orange County Register

A new report released Tuesday has found a jump in unmet medical needs among American adults over the last decade, especially for those who lack health insurance. In a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study, researchers at the Urban Institute looked at three health access indicators for adults too young for Medicare. They examined if they had a routine checkup or dental visit during the year and also if they had unmet medical needs because of cost. In nearly every state, researchers found a drop in access to health services between 2000 and 2010.