Premium Assistance Programs: Exploring Public-Private Partnerships as a Vehicle for Expanding Health Insurance to Rural Uninsured
Currently, there are 16 states that have operational premium assistance programs. This project examines the experience of those states in implementing premium assistance programs in rural areas. The project assesses whether there are certain design features or certain types of rural communities where these programs may be more feasible, through a survey of state Medicaid and/or SCHIP agencies that have implemented or are considering implementing a premium assistance program
Study results are presented in a working paper.
Premium Assistance Programs for Low Income Families: How Well Does It Work in Rural Areas?
North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
This paper reports the results of a study on the viability in rural areas of premium assistance programs use Medicaid or State Children's Health Insurance funding to subsidize the premium costs of employer-sponsored insurance or private non-group policies for eligible individuals.