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How Might Internet Connectivity Affect Health Care Access?

Description
Describes how a lack of internet access may negatively impact access to healthcare. Features data and statistics on internet access, with information broken down by race/ethnicity, age, poverty level, insurance status and type, and metropolitan/nonmetropolitan location. Discusses COVID-19 and how social distancing measures have led to increased implementation of telehealth, resulting in additional challenges accessing healthcare among people with little to no internet connectivity.
Author(s)
Krutika Amin, Matthew Rae, Giorlando Ramirez, Cynthia Cox
Date
12/2020
Type
Document
Organization
Kaiser Family Foundation
Tagged as
Access · Broadband · Health insurance · Infectious diseases · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Telehealth