Uninsured Residents Report Improved Health Benefits Due to Access to Primary Care


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A new Northwestern Medicine research finds that uninsured residents living in Chicago’s suburban poor communities reported a significant improvement in their health status and increased their preventive care and screenings after one year of access to primary care.

The study's target location, suburban Chicago's DuPage County, reflects the usurping poverty, especially in collar counties. The research paper will be published Sept. 12 in the Journal of Community Health.


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