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Medicaid a Lifeline for Rural Children

Researchers at the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program at the University of North Carolina’s Cecil Sheps Center for Health Services Research examined changing levels of Medicaid coverage and uninsured rates between 2008-2009 and 2014-2015. Their research demonstrates that any proposed cuts to Medicaid would be disproportionately felt by rural children and families who benefit from Medicaid programs that provide regular checkups for infants to ensure they are on track developmentally and health screenings for toddlers to detect and address development delays or disabilities.