The Impact of Welfare Reform on Health Insurance Coverage in Rural Areas


Explores the impact of welfare reform on the health insurance coverage of welfare recipients and other low-income persons over the period when the reform was phased in. Key findings of this study showed that a substantial percentage of persons who left the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program after reform became uninsured, and former AFDC recipients in rural areas were more likely than urban counterparts to lose insurance coverage. Insurance loss was more likely for those who gained employment than for those who remained unemployed.

RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Timothy McBride, Courtney Andrews