Health Insurance Disparities in the Redwood Coast Region

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Lack of health insurance or inadequate health insurance are significant barriers to receiving health care services. Results from the Rural Health Information Survey, 2006, indicate that insurance status plays an important role in whether or not people are able to get needed health care and receive recommended preventive health screenings.

By Jessica Van Arsdale, MD, MPH and Launa Peeters-Graehl, MA

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This is very sad and it is something that needs to be taken care of in a real way. There is so much politics involved that it is hard for everyone. Some insurance companies will pay for the screenings but they will not pay for treatment.

Useful info

Thanks for the interesting PDF file and the useful info about health insurance disparties.