Usual sources of health care and barriers to care, 1996
The 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) focused on the correlation between health care access and available health resources. According to the survey, private and public insurance and health centers provide the usual source of health care. It also identified the population ages 18-24 and below 18 are facing the high risk of not having a usual source of health care. Uninsured persons make up 19.0% of the total population surveyed. Two-thirds reported not getting sick at all, thus not having a usual source of health care..