Pregnant People in Rural Communities Less Likely to Have Adequate Health Insurance

February 2, 2023


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5-15 mins
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According to a Michigan Medicine-led study, lower enrollment in health insurance might be a possible factor behind women and birthing people in rural America facing higher risks of severe maternal complications and death than their urban peers. The study also reported that residents of rural communities had lower rates of continuous health insurance before, during, and after pregnancy than those in urban cities.  Lindsay Admon, M.D., M.Sc., lead author of the study and a U-M assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, shares insights from the research.

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