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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Uninsured and underinsured

Access to Care Among Rural Minorities: Children
Examines rural minority children and the factors affecting their health insurance coverage and health services use. Includes policy recommendations and statistical information.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Charity Moore, Karin Willert Roof, Elizabeth G. Baxley, Michael E. Samuels
Date: 11/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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Demand For Medical Services Among Previously Uninsured Children: The Roles of Race and Rurality
Examined the use of medical services over nearly two years among newly insured and continuously insured children, ages six through twelve, in the CHIP and Medicaid programs in South Carolina and West Virginia.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Karen Goldsteen, Raymond L. Goldsteen
Date: 10/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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Health Services at Risk in "Vulnerable" Rural Places
Describes a method to identify vulnerable rural places at risk for not having adequate health care services. Reasons for community vulnerability discussed include sparse population, lack of sufficient people able to pay for care, and current level of services that population size and composition cannot support.
Author(s): Michael D. Shambaugh-Miller, Julie Stoner, Louis Pol, Keith Mueller
Citation: RUPRI Rural Policy Brief, 7(5)
Date: 10/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Diabetes and the Rural Safety Net
Investigates the extent to which the rural safety net is able to meet the needs of people with diabetes. Includes case studies of four uninsured or underinsured rural New England residents with diabetes.
Author(s): David Hartley, Erika Ziller, Caroline Macdonald
Date: 01/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Patterns of Health Insurance Among Rural and Urban Children
Assesses differences in the patterns of insurance coverage and uninsured periods among rural and urban children and examines the implications of those differences for the design and implementation of public insurance programs such as the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP).
Author(s): Andrew F. Coburn, Timothy McBride, Erika Ziller
Date: 11/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Health Insurance in Rural America
Examines the differences between the rural and urban uninsured in the late 1990s.
Author(s): Louis Pol
Citation: RUPRI Rural Policy Brief, 5(11)
Date: 08/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Washington DC, February 6-9, 2000
Minutes from a National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services meeting addressing the following topics: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and rural health, the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, public health and hospital capital, Indian Health Services contracting and compacting, and Medicare payment in rural areas.
Date: 02/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Delineating Rural Areas in the United States
A poster presentation identifying the common federal rural definitions useful for addressing rural-urban disparities. Demonstrates, by using population characteristics including poverty, uninsured, and disabled data, how each rural definition can affect the sensitivity of the disparity.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Arizona Designation Mapper
An interactive mapping tool for Arizona with data on primary care physicians, race/ethnicity, population, poverty, and uninsurance rates. Geographic areas include health professional shortage and underserved areas, primary care areas, counties, and zip codes.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Bureau of Health Systems Development
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Wisconsin Health Policy Maps and Visuals
Highlights maps of Wisconsin providing county-level data and information on health insurance plan selection, uninsured rates and change from 2013 to 2015, uninsured rates by county in 2015 and in 2013, and more.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
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