Document Type

Policy Brief

Publication Date

7-1-2009

Keywords

rural, insurance, reform, uninsured, employment, MRHRC, USM Aging Initiative, Economics, Health and Wellness, Policy, health system reform

Abstract

Key Findings: A greater percentage of rural residents than urban residents are uninsured, especially those living in remote areas Among adults over age 50, uninsured rates are highest in the most remote rural places Compared to urban adults, rural adults are less likely to be in employment situations where private coverage is offered.

Comments

This brief is based on the Profile of Rural Health Insurance Chartbook

Funding Organization or Grant

Supported by the federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CA#U1CRH03716.

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