Medicaid Enrollment A “Lifeline” For Rural Residents, Children

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Medicaid enrollment rates are highest for adults and children in small town and rural areas, providing a “lifeline” for low-income beneficiaries, according to a new analysis by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and the University of North Carolina NC Rural Health Research Program.

“Medicaid is of critical importance to people living in small towns and rural America,” said Joan Alker, Georgetown professor and executive director of the Center for Children and Families.

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