Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

Health Insurance Profile Indicates Need to Expand Coverage in Rural Areas

Abstract: 

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

Publication Type: 
Research and Policy Brief
Publish Date: 
July 29, 2009
URL: 
http://muskie.usm.maine.edu/Publications/rural/pb/Rural-Health-Insurance-Profile.pdf