Title: Issue Brief No. 5: Who Is Uninsured?
(2007 Health Insurance Survey of Farm and Ranch Operators)
Copyright Date: June 2009
Authors: Carol Pryor, The Access Project; Jeffrey Prottas, Brandeis University; Bill Lottero and Mark Rukavina, The Access Project; Alana Knudson, Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota
Description: Previous analyses of data from the 2007 Health Insurance Survey of Farm and Ranch Operators showed that while respondents were overwhelmingly insured, many still experienced financial hardship and accrued medical debt because of health care expenses.
This brief examines the characteristics of uninsured family farmers and ranchers and the impact of lack of insurance on their financial situation and ability to access care.