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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Uninsured and underinsured

COVID-19 Presents Significant Risks for American Indian and Alaska Native People
Discusses the disproportionate risks American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Provides race/ethnicity breakdowns for risk of serious illness after contracting COVID-19 and uninsured rates among nonelderly individuals. Includes the percent of COVID-19 deaths and cases, as well as the percent of the total population made up by AI/AN individuals for Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, and other states.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Small Area Health Insurance Estimates: 2018
Reports on health insurance coverage in the U.S. in 2018 and changes between 2017 and 2018, as well as changes between 2013 and 2018. Includes maps showing county-level uninsured rates.
Additional links: Visualizations and Reference Maps
Author(s): Thomas W. Walton, Katherine Ann Willyard
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Infants Without Health Insurance: Racial/Ethnic and Rural/Urban Disparities in Infant Households' Insurance Coverage
Explores how the uneven expansion of Medicaid affects the racial/ethnic health insurance coverage for infants across rural and urban areas in the U.S. Highlights spatial patterns in health insurance coverage among infants, and examines the probability that an infant will be born without health insurance coverage using 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS) data and logistic regression.
Author(s): Scott R Sanders, Michael R Cope, Paige N Park, Wesley Jeffery, Jorden E Jackson
Citation: PLoS ONE, 15(1)
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
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Tennessee Uninsured Adult Healthcare Safety Net Report - 2019 Annual Report
Features statistics on Tennessee's uninsured population and state safety net funding expenditures. Includes maps showing locations of adult healthcare and behavioral health safety net services, and county-level maps showing population-to-provider ratios for various medical specialties and Health Professional Shortage Areas as of 2019. Examines challenges in rural Tennessee, including adequacy of healthcare and access to services.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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The Uninsured in New Mexico
Analysis of the nonelderly uninsured population in New Mexico by 9 substate regions for state policymakers drafting policies and outreach to expand health insurance coverage within the state. Includes demographic, employment, citizenship, and family income characteristics for this population, with a special focus on uninsured American Indians in the state. Presents estimates of the distribution of the uninsured population by their eligibility for Medicaid and other health insurance programs.
Author(s): Jessica S. Banthin, Matthew Buettgens, Linda J. Blumberg, Robin Wang, Clare Wang Pan
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute
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Beyond the Numbers: Access to Reproductive Health Care for Low-Income Women in Five Communities
Highlights the key findings, major themes, and the extent of the challenges faced by low-income women in accessing reproductive and sexual healthcare in urban and rural areas. Identifies promising practices developed by providers to address barriers to care and improve access to healthcare.
Author(s): Usha Ranji, Michelle Long, Alina Salganicoff, et al.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Health Management Associates, Kaiser Family Foundation
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Uninsured Rate Among Nonelderly Adults Varies by Region in Kansas
Provides county-level estimates on uninsured rates for adults age 19 to 64 in Kansas using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2017 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE). Also includes data on trends in the uninsured rate by region from 2009 through 2017.
Additional links: Data in Excel Format: Kansas Adults Age 19-64: Uninsured Rate and Number by County, 2017
Author(s): Hina B. Shah, Cheng-Chung Huang, Wen-Chieh Lin
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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Western Counties Have Highest Uninsured Rate for Kids
Provides county-level estimates on uninsured rates for children age 0 to 18 in Kansas using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2017 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE). Also includes data on trends in the uninsured rate by region from 2009 through 2017.
Additional links: Kansas Children Age 0-18: Uninsured Rate and Number by County, 2017
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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Oklahoma Health Care Authority Research - Data and Reports
Provides access to enrollment data by county for SoonerCare, Oklahoma's Medicaid program, and provider and service data for SoonerCare and Insure Oklahoma, the state's healthcare coverage insurance for qualifying adults and small business employees. Includes state data on the uninsured and Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) annual and strategic planning reports.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma Health Care Authority
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Sociodemographic and Health Status Characteristics of Maine's Newly Eligible Medicaid Beneficiaries
Describes the sociodemographic characteristics, access to healthcare, and health status for Maine's adults with low-income and no dependent children using data derived from the 2011- 2016 Maine Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), in preparation of Medicaid expansion. Offers recommendations to policymakers, providers, and other stakeholders supporting the effective implementation of Medicaid expansion to address the health needs of potential enrollees.
Author(s): Zachariah Croll, Erika Ziller, Barbara Leonard
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Maine Health Access Foundation, Muskie School of Public Service Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy
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