Using data from our Rural Health Policy Project, we just took a look at the counties across the country that have the highest percent of children and adults relying on Medicaid for their health care. As readers of SayAhhh! know, our study found that children living in small towns and rural areas are significantly more […]
Most of our research is focused on children and families, but as we looked at Medicaid use in small towns and rural areas for our recent report, we were curious what the data showed for seniors. After all, grandparents and older relatives are an important part of most families, and their health and wellbeing is […]
Medicaid is a lifeline for millions of older adults (age 65+) who are likely also enrolled in Medicare. Medicaid is the primary payer for long-term services and supports that are not covered by Medicare, paying for more than 50 percent of these costs in 2015. This role is especially important as the population ages: 37 […]
The state-specific downloads in the table below show county-level data on total non-elderly populations’ (children and adults) Medicaid coverage and uninsurance for the time periods 2008/09 and 2014/15. Data on children is available here, and data on adults can be found here. Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia are excluded because less than 2 […]
The Senate was designed by our founding fathers to protect less populated states. Few would dispute that over the decades, the Senate has faithfully executed that institutional mission, especially when it comes to health policy. So it is completely mystifying that the Senate, according to all reports, is seriously considering capping federal Medicaid payments to […]
Notes: The number with Medicaid coverage in each county is rounded to the nearest ten. For information on sources and methodology, see Medicaid in Small Towns and Rural America: A Lifeline for Children, Families and Communities. These data are available for download here. An interactive map with child coverage data is available here.