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Access to Affordable Care in Rural America: Current Trends and Key Challenges

Description
Describes geographic and demographic challenges that contribute to healthcare access and health disparities in rural areas. Covers patterns of insurance coverage between rural and urban areas, healthcare provider shortages, and rural hospital vulnerability and closures. Discusses programs and services supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reduce barriers to care in rural communities, including telehealth, healthcare workforce programs, and Rural Health Clinics and community health centers.
Author(s)
Gina Turrini, D.Keith Branham, Lucy Chen, et al.
Date
07/2021
Type
Document
Organization
HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Tagged as
Access · Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Health disparities · Health insurance · Health workforce supply and demand · Healthcare facilities · Hospitals · Policy · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Telehealth