A new Georgetown study suggests that the proposed funding cuts to Medicaid would hurt rural Floridians more than their urban counterparts.

The report shows 57 percent of Florida’s rural and small-town children receive health insurance through Medicaid versus 44 percent of their urban counterparts.

Florida is one of 14 states where more than half of children in rural and small population areas receive health care through Medicaid. The cuts would come as the rate of uninsured children living in rural Florida has declined from 16 to 9 percent, according to the report.

SOURCE: wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu