The picture it paints is bleak.
More than half the new patients covered by Cook County’s Medicaid expansion program haven’t seen a doctor in the past 12 months.
Eighty-five percent of them are unable to obtain needed medications.
Nearly one-fourth have spent time in a hospital in the past six months and an additional 1 in 5 are worried about finding a place to stay in the near future.
They suffer from heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity and asthma.