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Health Update from The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services

Date:
Duration: approximately 53 minutes

Featured Speakers:
Committee Chair Ronnie Musgrove, along with several other NACRHHS members

The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services has issued several recent Policy Briefs on rural health care. Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the Committee has focused much of its work on how the ACA would be implemented in rural America. The Committee will discuss two briefs, Affordable Care Act Plans and Premiums in Rural America and Rural Implications of the Affordable Care Act Outreach, Education, and Enrollment, that cover enrollment in and pricing of insurance plans and premiums for rural populations on the 2014 Health Insurance Marketplaces. The third brief, Rural Implications of Changes to the Medicare Hospice Benefit, discusses the provision of hospice benefits to the rural population.