Rural Health Resources by Topic: Economics and the economy
Impact of Inflation on Rural Household Expenses, 2021-2022
Report offering estimates of differences in how inflation between 2021-2022 has impacted rural and urban households based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Examines changes in income and expenses, noting concerns about the increased cost of travel for rural people to access healthcare, the ability to pay for unexpected healthcare costs, and the risk of homelessness due to housing shortages and costs.
Author(s): David J. Peters Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach view details
Advancing Health Equity in Rural America
Report examining rural health equity, covering rural economic and demographic data, disparities by rurality, race/ethnicity, and class, and examples of initiatives that aim to increase health equity in rural communities. Offers recommendations for increasing health equity through economic and policy actions.
Author(s): Paula Braveman, Julia Acker, Elaine Arkin, Katrina Badger, Nicole Holm Date: 06/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation view details
2022 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds
Report detailing the current state of the Medicare Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplemental Medical Insurance (SMI) Trust Funds. Discusses Medicare expenditures as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and makes short and long-range sustainability projections based on variable economic, demographic, and healthcare trends. Also explains the actuarial methods used to calculate the estimates. Includes information on Medicare amendments since the 2021 report, including some that impact rural providers and beneficiaries.
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Date: 06/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Board of Trustees, Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds view details
Advancing Equity Through the American Rescue Plan
Report outlining the implementation of the American Rescue Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and impacts on equity. Covers financial security for families, communities, and business; housing support; investments in education; and efforts to address health disparities. Describes rural efforts throughout.
Date: 05/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: The White House view details
Medicaid in Montana - 2022 Annual Report
Report details the effect Medicaid has on healthcare, economy, and state budget of Montana. Explores the role of Medicaid expansion plays in improving access and features a special section on Medicaid in rural Montana.
Date: 04/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Montana Healthcare Foundation view details
Rural Rising: Economic Development Strategies for America's Heartland
Discusses various economic development strategies and categorizes rural communities in 5 archetypes based on proximity to urban areas, tourism, and economic drivers. Offers examples of economic development in different types of rural communities and highlights elements of thriving rural communities, including workforce, access to broadband and healthcare, and community partnerships.
Author(s): Mike Kerlin, Neil O'Farrell, Rachel Riley, Rachel Schaff Date: 03/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: McKinsey and Company view details