The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: Impacts on Rural People, Places, and Providers: A Second Look. RUPRI Health Panel. April 2014.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: Impacts on Rural People, Places, and Providers: A Second Look. RUPRI Health Panel. April 2014.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: Impacts on Rural People, Places, and Providers: A Second Look. 

Prepared by the

RUPRI Health Panel

Andrew F. Coburn, PhD

Jennifer P. Lundblad, PhD, MBA

A. Clinton MacKinney, MD, MS

Timothy D. McBride, PhD

Keith J. Mueller, PhD

Sidney D. Watson, JD

Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 contributes to reshaping the health care delivery landscape, particularly in rural areas. Persons living in rural communities have already been impacted through improvements in access to health insurance coverage, reduced exposure to financial loss from medical expenses, and improved access to primary care preventive services and settings.

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