Rural Enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplaces, by State


In this brief, we provide comparisons between cumulative enrollment totals in Health Insurance Marketplaces in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas of each state and corresponding percentages of "potential market" participants enrolled, controlling for Medicaid expansion status. We show that in several states, non-metropolitan enrollment rates exceed metropolitan enrollment rates, a finding that is obscured in an aggregate comparison. This analysis provides some indication of how well outreach and enrollment efforts targeting rural populations are proceeding in the states.

RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Abigail Barker, Timothy McBride, Leah Kemper, Keith Mueller