Rural Health News

Paying more and receiving less health care coverage does not make sense for rural America

The Senate’s current draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, strikes directly at the vulnerabilities of health care in rural America. For rural populations that tend to be older, poorer, and have more health concerns, this plan would implement even greater barriers to health care access.

Personification of the challenges of rural health access

Rural America has once again taken its place in the national health care debate. Across America, analysis shows that rural counties would have shouldered much of the cost shift of the proposed and now dead American Health Care Act.

On average, people in rural counties tend to be older, have lower incomes and have less choice when it comes to providers and insurers.

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