May, 11, 2023

Urban Institute Analysis Shows Adults Forgo Healthcare Because of Transportation Barriers

Highlighting the importance of public transit accessibility in promoting equitable access to care, an analysis from the Urban Institute provides new evidence on transportation barriers to healthcare. Using nationally representative survey data, the analysis finds that transportation barriers to healthcare disproportionately affect Black and Latino/a adults and those with low incomes, disabilities, public health insurance coverage, residence in rural areas, and lack of household access to a vehicle. More than one in five adults without access to a vehicle who reported living in neighborhoods with fair or poor access to public transit forgo healthcare because of difficulty finding transportation.