Most people need medical care at some time in their lives. Medical care is often quite expensive and is becoming more expensive.
Health insurance covers all or some costs of care and protects people from very high expenses.
Persons with health insurance are more likely than persons without health insurance to have a regular source of primary health
care and to have routine preventive care. Persons without coverage have often delay seeking needed care and find services
difficult to afford.
No Health Insurance Coverage by Race, Utah, 2012-2013
Health insurance is defined as including private coverage, Medicaid, Medicare, and other government programs. Age-adjusted
to the U.S. 2000 standard population using 4 age-adjustment age groups.
Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health.
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