Fact Sheets

CHIP and Medicaid Are Essential Sources of Coverage for Children in Rural America

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TRural Healthcare Summaryhis fact sheet summarizes a new analysis for First Focus by Bill O’Hare finding that children in rural communities are more likely than their urban counterparts to get health care through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid. With federal funding for CHIP scheduled to end next year, this report illustrates the importance of extending CHIP funding for children in rural America.

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