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Missed Care, Fewer Patients: Rural Families and Clinics Feel Medicaid Cuts

May 17, 2024
An analysis by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families showed that Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Hampshire, South Dakota, and Utah had fewer children enrolled in Medicaid at the end 2023 than before the pandemic. States with the largest drops in coverage have large rural areas, where clinician shortages, long drives to care, and poorer health outcomes are common.
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Access · Children and youth · Clinics · Families · Medicaid · Uninsured and underinsured · Alaska · Arkansas · Colorado · Idaho · Montana · New Hampshire · South Dakota · Utah