You know how important your doctor is. No one should live in a county without one. To help, the Affordable Care Act invests in new and expanded efforts to train doctors, nurses, and physician assistants to practice in rural communities like yours.
Medicaid provides long-term care for millions of seniors, helps people with disabilities live independently, and provides health coverage so children can see a doctor when they get sick. A new Center for Rural Affairs report – Medicaid and Rural America – examines the vital role Medicaid plays in rural areas.
Right now you have more access to candidates and elected officials than usual. They are campaigning for your vote in November. This is your chance to ask about issues you care about. On rural health care, these are a few important questions to ask.