Capitol Correspondence - 01.06.20

Big Picture: Rural / Urban Health Disparities Have Grown

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A new report by researchers at the National Center for Health Statistics and Texas A&M University finds that differences between urban and rural areas on several key health indicators have grown in the past decade. These indicators include heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Researchers suspect poverty in rural areas could be an underlying cause of the disparities. Access a Politico Pro graphic here, which summarizes the report.