Subject: Health Care in Rural America
Date: Monday, May 4, 2009, 8:26 AM
- Nearly one in five of the uninsured – 8.5 million people – live in rural areas.
- Rural residents pay on average for 40% of their health care costs out of their own pocket, compared with the urban share of one-third.
- In a multi-state survey, one in five insured farmers had medical debt.
Department of Health and Human Services
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