Table 5.

Barriers to Care Typology

Patient CircumstancesWhy Patients Report They Do Not Get Care?Who These Patients Are in Our Practices
No insurance and not getting careNeed coveragePatients who fear the first question on the phone: “What’s your insurance?”
Parents who get care at their children’s visits
Have insurance but not getting careNeed accessPatients who referring providers cannot get into specialists’ offices
Patients traveling long distances to see clinicians
Have insurance and access but not getting careUnafforable costsPatients calling for advice to avoid visit co-payments
Patients struggling to get their medications and asking for pharmaceutical samples