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Resources by Topic: Health reform

School-Based Health Centers in an Era of Health Care Reform: Building on History
Presents the history and growth of school-based health centers (SBHCs) in the U.S. Discusses the effect of SBHCs on delivering needed services to students from kindergarten to high school, including rural students. Includes suggestions for future use of SBHCs and for healthcare providers working in communities without a SBHC.
Author(s): Victoria Keeton, Samira Soleimanpour, Claire D. Brindis
Citation: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care, 42(6), 132–158
Date: 07/2012
Type: Document
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Implications of Health Reform for American Indian and Alaska Native Populations
Outlines provisions in the Affordable Care Act that affect American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.
Author(s): Carolyn Ingram, Shannon M. McMahon, Veronica Guerra, Alice Weiss
Date: 02/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Affordable Care Act Provisions Affecting the Rural Elderly
Discusses a number of provisions from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that focus on elderly health and human service needs.
Date: 12/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Securing High Quality Health Care in Rural America: The Impetus for Change in the Affordable Care Act
Analyzes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's call for the development of a National Health Care Quality Strategy and Plan, or National Quality Strategy, that will affect healthcare for millions of rural Americans and thousands of rural healthcare providers. Works to answer the question, "What rural considerations should be addressed in a National Quality Strategy?"
Author(s): A. Clinton MacKinney, Jennifer P. Lundblad, Andrew F. Coburn, Timothy D. McBride, Keith J. Mueller
Date: 12/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: A Summary of Provisions Important to Rural Health Care Delivery
Summarizes the legislative provisions contained in P.L. 111-148, the Patient Protection and Affordability Act (PPACA) of 2010, that have significance for rural residents regarding the delivery of healthcare services in rural areas.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller
Date: 06/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Includes the entire text of the 2010 healthcare reform law The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law in March 2010. The main provisions of the legislation focus on improving healthcare through expanded coverage, reduced costs, and regulatory accountability.
Date: 01/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Congress
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A Rural Perspective/Commentary Regarding "Expanding Health Care Coverage to All Americans"
Summarizes discussions from the 2009 Rural Health Panel regarding proposed options for expanding healthcare coverage that would have a special significance in rural areas.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller, Andrew F. Coburn, A. Clinton MacKinney, Timothy D. McBride, Rebecca T. Slifkin
Date: 06/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
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Medicare Reform: A Rural Perspective
Examines the status of the Medicare program as it relates to rural beneficiaries. Focuses on key policy issues to ensure that rural beneficiaries are treated equitably under a newly designed Medicare program. Discusses rural healthcare finance, access, quality, and workforce. Discusses Medicare reform and makes recommendations.
Date: 05/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century
Examines the healthcare delivery system in rural America and recommends a fundamental redesign to ensure high quality, safe, and effective healthcare provision for all Americans.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Committee on the Quality of Health Care in America
Date: 03/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Washington DC, February 4-6, 2001
Minutes from a National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services meeting that covered the following topics: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy update, Medicare reform, and community health centers and rural health clinics.
Date: 02/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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