Sharp Disparities in Healthcare Access Across 4 Largest States

The national divide over the Affordable Care Act is beginning to affect Americans' access to medical care and perhaps even their ability to pay medical bills, a new study of the country's 4 largest states suggests.

The national divide over the Affordable Care Act is beginning to affect Americans' access to medical care and perhaps even their ability to pay medical bills, a new study of the country's 4 largest states suggests.

Residents of Florida and Texas, which have resisted expanding insurance coverage through the health law, reported more problems getting needed care than residents of California and New York, which both guarantee coverage to their residents.

Floridians and Texans were also significantly more likely to struggle with medical bills and to report that they had medical debt, according to the study from the Commonwealth Fund, a New York foundation that studies health systems domestically and around the world.

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