Implementing the Affordable Care Act in Central Pennsylvania
The Central Pennsylvania area referred to as the Susquehanna Valley is a rural cultural region identified by political strategists as the unpredictable and conservative area between the urban centers of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. It contains a rural population of nearly 4 million people. Although the region is served by a number of large health care systems, there has been little assistance given to residents navigating the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the midst of a demonstrated need, despite evidence that rural residents are more likely to be chronically uninsured than urban counterparts. Within this policy and cultural setting, we have worked with undergraduate students, community partners, and fellow academics to create and implement the Central Susquehanna ACA Projecta as a response in the midst of limited federal and state-level support for enrollment assistance. -- introduction
The Journal of Rural Health
Sociology & Anthropology
Link to Published Version
Green, Brandn; Jones, Kristal; and Milofsky, Carl. "Implementing the Affordable Care Act in Central Pennsylvania." (2015) : 4-6.