Rural Texans in no hurry to sign up for Obamacare
Fewer insurers in remote regions combined with higher health-insurance premiums are the reasons Texans in less populated areas of the state aren’t clamoring to “get covered” by Obamacare, according to a Stanford University study.
“Small rural coverage regions under the Affordable Care Act have fewer insurers to choose from and higher prices relative to similar rural markets that get grouped in with larger urban markets nearby,” the report states …
“Our association does not have any hard data, but as we talk to the rural hospitals, the sense that they continue to share with us is that any increase in the number of insured under the exchanges is very minimal,” said Don McBeath, director of government relations at the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals.
“This is not an issue just in Texas, it is nationwide,” said McBeath, who was Lubbock County Judge from 1991 to 1998.
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