Research Alert: December 12, 2019

Rural-Urban Differences in Access to and Attitudes Toward Care for Medicare Beneficiaries

Access to timely, affordable healthcare is important to health outcomes and overall well-being. However, even among Medicare beneficiaries who all have the same minimum insurance coverage, access to care may differ by rural-urban location because of significant differences in the healthcare and socio-demographic landscape. This brief describes rural-urban differences in access to and attitudes toward care for Medicare beneficiaries.

Contact Information:

Carrie Henning-Smith, PhD, MPH, MSW
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Phone: 612.626.4512

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