PRINCETON, NJ (KMOX) – Residents in both Missouri and Illinois do not have access to the level of health care they need, according to a new report.
A study conducted by the New Jersey-based Robert Wood Johnson Foundation find that in 2010, 16% of adults in Illinois and nearly 17% in Missouri had unmet medical needs, most citing the cost of care as the primary reason.
That’s an increase of nearly eight percentage points in Illinois and 5% in Missouri compared to earlier findings.
Routine checkups decreased by 10% in Illinois and 11% in Missouri.
Dental visits: down eight percentage points to 66% in Illinois, down 3.6% to 61% in Missouri.