The Health Care Views and Experiences of Rural Americans: Findings from the Kaiser Family Foundation/Washington Post Survey of Rural America
All participants in the second group reported voting for Mrs. Clinton with the exception of one who voted for Gary Johnson.
This perception matches up with previous research documenting hospital closures in rural areas. See J Wishner, P Solleveld, R Rudowitz, J Paradise, L Antonisse, A look at Rural Hospital Closures and Implications for Access to Care: Three Case Studies. https://www.kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/a-look-at-rural-hospital-closures-and-implications-for-access-to-care/.
The survey was in the field April 13-May 1, after the House of Representatives began discussing the American Health Care Act but before the bill passed the House on May 4.
J Foutz S Artiga, R Garlfield, The Role of Medicaid in Rural America, Kaiser Family Foundation. https://www.kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/the-role-of-medicaid-in-rural-america/.
See for example A Kirzinger, B DiJulio, E Sugarman, M Brodie, Kaiser Health Tracking Poll – Late April 2017: The Future of the ACA and Health Care & the Budget, Kaiser Family Foundation. http://www.kff.org/health-reform/report/kaiser-health-tracking-poll-late-april-2017-the-future-of-the-aca-and-health-care-the-budget/.
Appendix B: How We Defined Rural Areas and Who Lives There
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2013 NCHS Urban–Rural Classification Scheme for Counties, April 2014. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_02/sr02_166.pdf.
Throughout this report, the term “rural” is used as a shorthand to describe both rural and small town areas.