U.S. Adults Still Struggle with Healthcare Access and Affordability

U.S. Adults Still Struggle with Healthcare Access and Affordability

New research from the Commonwealth Fund; SSRS conducted interviews and managed data collection

An 11-country survey finds that adults in the United States are far more likely than those in other countries to go without needed care because of costs and to struggle to afford basic necessities such as housing and healthy food. U.S. adults are also more likely to report having poor health and emotional distress. Bright spots for the U.S. include rates of timely access to specialist care, discussion with a physician about ways to lead a healthy life, and coordinated hospital discharge planning.