Could 2010 health overhaul widen the gap between rural and urban healthcare?

In an article about Medicaid expansion, Shefali Luthra talks about the effects it has on different hospitals. Researchers at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill found that rural hospitals showed financial improvement when the state expanded Medicaid. It is clear that the financial impact will differ between urban and rural areas who have claim to always have been hurt by the lack of Medicaid. The results have been positive however, there is also caution to be taken. How does this affect consumers and do the states that enrolled have other factors at play?

This article was published on Kaiser Health News, a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.