Rural-Urban Differences in Access to and Attitudes Toward Care for Medicare Beneficiaries

Publication Date: December 12th, 2019
Publication Type(s): Policy Brief
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Author(s): Henning-Smith C, Hernandez A, Lahr M

Access to timely, affordable health care is important to health outcomes and overall wellbeing. However, even among Medicare beneficiaries who all have the same minimum insurance coverage, access to care may differ by rural-urban location because of significant differences in the health care and socio-demographic landscape. This brief describes rural-urban differences in access to care for Medicare beneficiaries.

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