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The Rural Monitor
Look What's Coming

A column by Wayne Myers on rural health issues.

Will Hospitals Become Insurers?

February 26, 2015
A look into the complexities of medical insurance and the consequences that rural communities could face if healthcare systems morph into insurance providers.

The Ebola Response

November 18, 2014
Argues that people underestimate the risk posed by familiar dangers and overreact to strange and foreign hazards.

Hospital Quality: Tough Issue!

August 20, 2014
Discusses whether quality measures and patients' wishes may be at odds, and how that affects the perception of whether rural hospitals provide quality care.

Bad News, Good News

May 15, 2014
An early childhood education intervention project in North Carolina is proving to have long-term health benefits for some of the participants 30 years later.

Socioeconomic Policy Is Health Policy

February 12, 2014
The United States spends more on medical care and less on social services than other developed countries, yet social services can be just as important to health outcomes.