Topics: Health insurance

An Enormous Force for Good in Rural America

Thomas Hoyer


Thomas Hoyer, a retired senior executive for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), reflects on what the Medicare and Medicaid programs mean to rural America on the 50th anniversary of these programs.

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July 30, 2015

Sustainability of Local Healthcare Services

Keith Mueller


Keith Mueller, Director of the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, reflects on what the Medicare and Medicaid programs mean to local healthcare access for rural people, on the 50th anniversary of these programs.

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July 30, 2015

Will Hospitals Become Insurers?

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

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February 26, 2015

Hospital Quality: Tough Issue!

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

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August 20, 2014

The Limits of Medical Care

We need new approaches to keeping people healthy, instead of trying to heal them after they get sick.

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November 18, 2013

What I Saw in 2019

Myers visits the year 2019 and likes what he sees, especially the formation of regional health care systems.

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February 21, 2013

The Toughest Time in a Long Time

Rural hospitals face a rough year ahead because of Medicaid cutbacks, continued economic hardships and decreasing federal aid.

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February 22, 2011