Tuesday, October 27, 2009

White House report: Rural Americans face higher poverty, less health coverage, and little choice

The White House has put out a report about rural health care, trying to make the case that rural Americans -- with less insurance, higher poverty, fewer providers and fewer good-benefits jobs -- stand to benefit from the Obama administration's health reforms more than most. Among the findings:
Rural Americans pay for nearly half of their health care costs out of their own pocket, and one out of every five farmers is in medical debt.
Click here to read the report.

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