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.
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.
Ed Howard – Welcome
Catherine Anderson – UnitedHealth Group
- Tom Morris, HRSA Office of Rural Health Policy
- Clinton MacKinney, University of Iowa
- Mario Gutierrez, California Center for Connected Health Policy
also of interest
- The Public's Health Care Agenda for the 113th Congress
- The Role of Medicaid for Adults With Chronic Illnesses
- Health Homes for Medicaid Beneficiaries with Chronic Conditions
- Health Affairs Article: Medicaid Expansion Under Health Reform May Increase Service Use and Improve Access For Low-Income Adults With Diabetes