Access to primary healthcare varies based on state

National Health Interview Survey data published last week showed that 16.4 percent of adults living in the South region of the U.S. (defined in this survey as Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia) said “there is no place” where they typically received healthcare. In this survey result the people who said they got care at more than one place were counted as having a regular provider.

In contrast, adults in the northeast region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont) were most likely to say they have a regular primary healthcare provider.

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