April 28, 2023
Inequities and SDOH | Tea Leaves
  • A new study from the Urban Institute found that more than 1 in 5 U.S. adults without access to a vehicle or public transportation missed or skipped a medical appointment in the previous year. The researchers noted that telehealth may have reduced transportation barriers for mental health, primary care, and some other services, but it’s not accessible to all and can’t substitute for in-person care for some medical needs. The findings point to gaps that could be filled by Medicaid coverage of nonemergency medical transportation, which varies by state, or expanded access to telehealth where public transit options are limited. (Article here)