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The Market Mechanism and Health Insurance in Rural Places: Lessons Learned from an Economics and Policy Perspective

Description
Examines rural health insurance market challenges and related policy considerations. Outlines historical and economic reasons for rural "market failures," such as low population density and economies of scale. Reviews the success of previous policy interventions targeting rural health insurance markets and offers recommendations for future action.
Author(s)
Abigail R. Barker, Timothy D. McBride, Keith J. Mueller, Kelsey A. Huntzberry
Date
02/2019
Type
Document
Organization
RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Tagged as
Access · Health insurance · Policy · Uninsured and underinsured