Rural Residents More Likely to be Underinsured

Date
2006
Description

Multiple studies have demonstrated that rural residents, particularly those living far from urban areas, have high uninsured rates. However, even those with private health insurance coverage can be at risk of having high out-of-pocket healthcare costs. Understanding the degree to which rural residents are "underinsured" has important implications for rural health policy and practice.

Center
Maine Rural Health Research Center
Authors
Erika Ziller