National Rural Health Association Paper Addresses Uninsured in Rural and Frontier Areas

Author: Monica Preboth
Date: Nov 15, 1999

Rural America has a 20 percent higher rate of uninsured persons than urban areas, according to a new issue paper from the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) that discusses the impact of no insurance on rural and frontier residents. The paper also looks at the impact of managed care, Medicare and Medicaid and discusses specific policy issues relating to the rural uninsured. Four recommendations are made by the NRHA to improve access to health insurance for this population.

The complete text of this and other NRHA policy issue papers is available in the advocacy section of the NRHA Web site at http:// Copies may also be obtained by contacting the Communications Department in the NRHA office at 816-756-3140.

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