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Health Insurance Status Of Selected Rural Families In Sevier County, Tennessee, Willie F. Felder Aug 1964

Health Insurance Status Of Selected Rural Families In Sevier County, Tennessee, Willie F. Felder

Masters Theses

Expenses incurred as a result of illness or accident can be an insurmountable threat to the economic security of many families. While it is known that in Tennessee over 2,500,000 persons had some form of health insurance protection in 1962 (19, p. 27), no data are available, so far as the writer was able to ascertain, on how rural families in the state have attempted to make provision against the risk of extensive health costs.

Enrollment of selected groups of rural families in health insurance programs has been reported in a number of studies made in various sections ...