Researchers examined data of US Adults from the 2010 and 2013 National Health Interview Surveys and found that adults with active epilepsy:
- Were more likely to be insured by Medicaid; report being disabled; and report transportation barriers
- Were less likely to have private health insurance; be employed; or afford medication, vision, and dental care
- Experience greater barriers to health care access.
Thurman DJ, Kobau R, Luo YH, Helmers SL, Zack MM. Health-care access among adults with epilepsy: The U.S. National Health Interview Survey, 2010 and 2013. Epilepsy Behav. 2015: doi: 10.1015/j.yebeh.2015.10.028.