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Resources by Topic: Health reform

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 and 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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Change!
Health care reform will bring opportunities for economic growth and quality improvement to rural hospitals and providers.
Author(s): Wayne Myers
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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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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Sweet the Bitter Drought: Why Rural America Needs Health Care Reform
Details issues facing rural Americans in the healthcare reform debate through researched feature reporting and interviews.
Author(s): Jon Bailey, Sally Kohn, Angie Evans
Date: 09/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Affairs
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Health Insurance Profile Indicates Need to Expand Coverage in Rural Areas
Examines the rates of healthcare insurance in rural versus urban areas. Identifies risk factors for being uninsured and discusses the implications for policy efforts to expand insurance coverage. Analyses are based on the 2004-05 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.
Author(s): Jennifer D. Lenardson, Erika C. Ziller, Andrew F. Coburn, Nathaniel J. Anderson
Date: 07/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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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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The Top 10 Rural Issues for Health Care Reform
Examines the healthcare issues and challenges facing rural America. Includes increasing healthcare costs, large numbers of uninsured and underinsured, and a lack of necessary healthcare infrastructure.
Author(s): Jon M. Bailey
Date: 03/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Affairs
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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. (Free, registration required.)
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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