Health Care Access and Coverage
There are two measures in this category that include: 1) Percentage of people who have no personal health care provider; and 2) Percentage of people who have no access to health care during the past 12 months due to cost in the 2009-2013 Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Survey.
Why This Indicator is Important
People without health care coverage are less likely to have a stable source of primary health care. They are less likely to use preventative services such as examinations, screenings, early prenatal care, and immunizations. People without health care coverage are less likely to receive timely treatment for illnesses and injuries. Access to health care and related services can increase appropriate use of the health care system and improve health outcomes for the entire community.
How Are We Doing?
- 16.1% of Midland County Residents
had no personal health care provider (16.6% for Michigan).
- 15.7% had no health care access
during the past 12 months due to cost (16.1% for Michigan).
- 17.4% had no health care coverage
among those ages 18-64 (16.3% for Michigan).
- 9.6% (8,013 persons) had No health
coverage in Midland County (2013) compared to 11.6% (1,130,793 persons) for