June 10, 2020
Left Behind: Health Care in Rural America features findings from the 7th Annual Consumer Health Care Survey fielded in August 2019, and illuminates the existing health care disparities affecting rural communities, compared with their suburban and urban counterparts. For instance, TCHS found that only 69 percent of rural residents describe themselves as being in “excellent” or “good” health, which is less than what is reported by urban (80 percent) and suburban (78 percent) residents. With the onset of COVID-19, these disparities are further amplified, and this report offers actionable insights for residents, employers, and policy makers to help address the health inequities of rural America.
Read the full report here