New research shows that Americans living in rural areas may be benefitting the most from the introduction of the Affordable Care Act. (Photo: iStock)

Despite largely living in areas run by Republicans who have sought to stymie the Affordable Care Act, rural Americans may very well be the greatest beneficiaries of the landmark health law, suggests a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  

The report cited two studies that found that insurance coverage has risen slightly more for those living in rural zip codes than for residents of urban ones.  

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