May 4, 2022
  • A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that rural residents were the most likely to benefit from enhanced subsidies for Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage and face the greatest danger of losing coverage if those benefits expire after this year. The study revealed that across 34 states, the average benchmark premiums were about 10 percent higher in rural areas than in urban areas. Of those, 18 had average rural premiums more than 10 percent higher than the average urban premium and 12 had rural premiums more than 20 percent of their urban counterparts. (Report here)