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Access to health care Access problems are more likely to affect Americans who already face disparities, including those with lower incomes, lack of insurance, and limited internet access.

More than 80% of counties in the U.S. lack some form of health care infrastructure, a new report has found. Just as with the term “food deserts,” used to identify areas where Americans have limited access to groceries, the report uses the term “health care desert” to note counties where Americans have some degree of access problem for health care services.

The report from GoodRx takes a comprehensive look at lack of access to health care facilities and providers, identifying six key services: pharmacies, primary care providers, hospitals, hospital beds, trauma centers, and low-cost health centers.

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