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Getting Connected: Can the ACA Improve Access to Health Care in Rural Communities? « » The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Getting Connected: Can the ACA Improve Access to Health Care in Rural Communities?

Residents of rural communities face unique health care challenges, including fewer health care providers, higher rates of chronic disease, and lower adoption rates of health information technology. This October 13 briefing, cosponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform and the United Health Foundation, looked at the many provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that speak to the needs of rural communities, with a focus on boosting the health care workforce and connecting rural health care providers with urban medical centers.

For more information, please visit Alliance’s event page.

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Speakers for this session:

The panel is co-moderated by Ed Howard of the Alliance for Health Reform and Catherine Anderson of the UnitedHealth Group.


Speakers include:

  • Tom Morris, HRSA Office of Rural Health Policy
  • Clinton MacKinney, University of Iowa
  • Mario Gutierrez, California Center for Connected Health Policy