The Role of Medicaid in Rural America
Uses data from the 2013-2015 American Community Survey to examine the role of Medicaid in rural areas, and discuss how potential expansions or cuts could affect rural healthcare. Highlights the importance of Medicaid for many rural residents who are often faced with limited access to insurance and providers, longer travel times, and greater health needs when compared to their urban counterparts. Includes several charts and graphs to illustrate important statistics and demographic comparisons.
Julia Foutz, Samantha Artiga, Rachel Garfield
Kaiser Family Foundation
Access · Health disparities · Health insurance · Medicaid · Policy · Rural-urban differences · State-by-state data · Statistics and data · Uninsured and underinsured · State-by-state