Taking Stock: Policy Opportunities for Advancing Rural Health

This paper examines the progress of health system transformation and the gaps that remain as they affect rural people, places, and providers. The health system transformation activities examined here are not limited to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), but also touch upon activities undertaken by states, insurance plans, and public payers.

Written by Keith J. Mueller (PhD), Charlie Alfero (MA), Andrew F. Coburn (PhD), Jennifer P. Lundblad (PhD, MBA), A. Clinton MacKinney (MD, MS), Timothy D. McBride (PhD), and Paula Weigel (PhD), the Rural Policy Research Institute Health Panel in January 2018. This product was produced with the support of the Helmsley Charitable Trust.