Issue Brief: North Carolina’s Rural Health Systems in Crisis

Expanding Medicaid Could Stabilize the Rural Health System, Promote COVID-19 Recovery, and Improve Children’s Health Outcomes

July 2020

Medicaid expansion is a powerful tool to bolster North Carolina’s rural health system as the state battles coronavirus and the related economic strain.

This brief will explore the relationship between rural child health and Medicaid, the impacts of COVID-19 on rural health systems, and new opportunities for Medicaid expansion as a response to the pandemic.

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