The Medicaid expansion provided for in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) resulted in greater access and affordable coverage for many rural communities. Rural communities have a higher population of people who are elderly and disabled, are low-income, and are less likely to receive health insurance through employment. In rural areas, 47% of children, 5.3 million veterans and their family members, low-income seniors, people with disabilities, and many low-wage workers access healthcare through Medicaid.
But last year
An analysis by the nonpartisan
* And during this session of
"Instead of cutting Medicaid, we need to ensure it is properly funded and protected.
1 Cutting Medicaid Would Hurt
2 CBO-Derived Coverage Losses by
3 Open Secrets