Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: Impacts on Rural People, Places, and Providers: A First Look

Date
09/2010
Description

Summarizes six issue areas of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and discusses implications for access to services and improving the health status of rural residents. These issue areas are: health insurance coverage; Medicare and Medicaid payment; quality, financing, and delivery system reform; public health; healthcare workforce; and long-term care.

Center
RUPRI Health Panel: Rural Policy Analysis and Applications
Authors
Andrew Coburn, Jennifer Lundblad, A. Clinton MacKinney, Timothy McBride, Keith Mueller