George Wehby, PhD
Health Management and Policy
University of Iowa
145 N. Riverside Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Completed Projects - (1)
The Rural/Urban Impact of Insurance Coverage Changes
We examined the impacts of changes in health insurance coverage during the last several years on use of health services and health outcomes separately for rural and urban areas. Due to differences in demand and supply level factors, we hypothesized that the effects of coverage changes differ by rural/urban status.
Research center: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Topics: Health services, Private health insurance
Publications - (1)
Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Coverage and Access to Care in Metropolitan vs. Nonmetropolitan Areas through 2016
RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as a whole led to notable increases in coverage rate and better access to care in both metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and the Medicaid expansion was the key driver of coverage gains in nonmetropolitan areas.