Survey Finds, Despite Gains, Some Struggle For Health Care 

ThinkstockPhotos-164939541BOSTON (AP) — Even as Massachusetts leads the nation with the highest rate of insured residents, barriers to obtaining care persist.

Those barriers are most acute among some minority and vulnerable populations, including Hispanics, those with lower incomes, people in fair or poor health, and individuals who are limited in their activities.

That’s according to a 2015 survey by The Center for Health Information and Analysis, created by a 2012 state law.

The survey found more than 96 percent of Massachusetts residents have insurance.

The report also found about 89 percent of respondents reported having a regular source of care and also making a visit to a doctor or non-physician health practitioner over the past 12 months.

Health care costs continue to be a common barrier to obtaining health care, according to the survey.

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