Document Type

Fact Sheet

Publisher

University of Montana Rural Institute

Publication Date

9-2019

Abstract

This fact sheet explores insurance rate changes associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid expansion on insurance coverage for rural and urban people with and without disabilities. Following the implementation of the ACA, rural people with disabilities had the greatest gains in insurance coverage. Rural people with disabilities in Medicaid expansion states saw a 10.7% increase in insurance coverage, compared to a 5.3% increase for those in non-expansion states. The loss of the ACA and Medicaid expansion could hurt rural people with disabilities more than their urban counterparts, or those without disabilities.

Rights

© 2019 RTC:Rural

Granting Agency

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

Acknowledgement

The contents of this fact sheet were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90RTCP0002-01-00). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this fact sheet do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

Project Number

90RTCP0002-01-00

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