Medicaid in Small Towns and Rural America: A Lifeline for Children, Families, and Communities
Uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) to explore the changing levels of Medicaid coverage and uninsured rates at the county level by age. Addresses the role of Medicaid in the 46 states containing small-town and rural populations. Includes numerous charts, maps, and graphs to help illustrate the relationship between Medicaid growth and uninsured rates in rural areas, focusing on the time period from 2008-2009 to 2014-2015.
Jack Hoadley, Karina Wagnerman, Joan Alker, Mark Holmes
Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Access · Children and youth · County-by-county data · Elderly population · Families · Medicaid · Rural-urban differences · State-by-state data · Uninsured and underinsured · State-by-state