Rural Health Care Reform

Rural Health Care Reform

While there has been much debate over extending health insurance coverage to more Americans, there has been less talk about regions where insurance can almost become a moot point. That's because many rural areas, such as parts of Wyoming, have a severe shortage of health care providers.

Jon Bailey, Research Director at the Center for Rural Affairs, says part of the federal reform law provides hundreds of millions of dollars which have been earmarked for medical training programs that are specifically designed to get more providers into rural areas:

He adds that their research shows the federal reform law provides a number of incentives to get more people interested in the rural health care field, including a program targeted towards people as young as junior high age.

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