The phalanx of threatened healthcare-policy changes spells trouble for rural medical providers and the people they serve. We faced a similar challenge in the 1980s. But this time, advocates are better prepared to defend rural America.
Mutual distrust and miscommunication can keep urban and rural healthcare institutions from working together for the good of all. While resentments remain, there are also examples in Wisconsin of how to “build the bridge from each side of…
When it comes to providing quality healthcare, rural communities are a natural antidote to the power of larger, less caring institutions, says Tim Size of the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative. The status of underdog can be a strength.
Let’s smash the myth that we spend too much on rural health care and acknowledge the facts: Rural providers do more with less, and we need to help them with the unique challenges of serving rural communities well.