In a recent report, the Georgetown Center for Children and Families (CCF) and the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program (NC RHRP) examine how the role of Medicaid has changed over time in the 46 states with small-town and rural populations. Overall, it finds that:
- Medicaid covers a larger share of children and families in small towns and rural areas than in large metropolitan areas;
- Medicaid expansion under the ACA is having a disproportionately positive impact on small towns and rural areas; and
- The rate of uninsured children in small towns and rural areas declined in the vast majority of states (43 out of 46 states) during the time period examined.
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