rural, insurance, reform, uninsured, employment, MRHRC, USM Aging Initiative, Economics, Health and Wellness, Policy, health system reform
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.
Supported by the federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Lenardson, J., Ziller, E., Coburn, A., & Anderson, N. (2009). Health insurance profile indicates need to expand coverage in rural areas. (Research & Policy Brief). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Rural Health Research Center.