Rural Health News

Nebraskans Jump Into High Risk Pool

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is on a dead sprint to meet a major health care reform implementation deadline on July 1, 2010.

Health Care Reform Moves to Your State

Passing the new health reform law was just the beginning of knocking down barriers to affordable and quality care for many rural people. While the federal law provides necessary tools for implementing crucial changes, much of the real work will happen at the state level. In many ways, the work has just begun.

In May we outlined key provisions that will go into effect immediately, including state-based high risk pools that cover people who have pre-existing conditions and have been uninsured for six months.

Small Business and Health Care Reform

Small businesses dominate the rural economy. In fact, they dominate the American economy in terms of the number of business firms. So it’s important to know, understand, and accurately portray the effects of the newly adopted health care reform law, on small businesses.

The Gap Game

As a recent college graduate, the news of health reform passing was an exciting time. Under the new law I can be covered by my parents insurance until I am 26 or have insurance of my own.


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