Bloomington–Normal is considered economically stable and affluent. But did you know that primary health
care isn’t available to everyone in our community?
It’s true. In McLean County, 25% of the population is considered poor or low income; 10% of the population does not have health insurance while 22,000 receive Medicaid. More than 1,700 households are headed by single mothers; 32% of these families live in poverty.
Additionally, the federal government estimates that in Bloomington-Normal, 20,115 people lack adequate access to primary care. And access is severely limited west of Main Street—which has the highest concentration of men, women, and children in need.