RUPRI Health Panel Comment Letter on Access to Coverage and Care in Medicaid & CHIP. April 2022

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The Panel underscores the importance of recognizing the variance in demand for Medicaid access and coverage across non-metro and metro areas. In 2019, the percent of Medicaid coverage in non-metro areas was 22.4 percent, whereas in metro areas the percent of Medicaid coverage was 19.1. The three percent difference signifies a need for a diverse subset of solutions to ensure resources are allocated equitably between non-metro and metro areas