Accession Number : ADA336770

Title :   Impact of Health Reform on Rural Areas: Lessons From the States

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA336770

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : This paper examines the issues that arise in the context of two different categories of reforms: (1) The effects of insurance market reforms-measures intended to make the market more equitable, or to make health care more affordable to those without insurance. These reforms may sometimes have different impacts in rural than in urban areas. (2) The effects of reforms aimed at the health care delivery system. Many delivery system reforms are intended either to encourage or restrain the managed care market and the way the delivery system is responding to this market. Many of the issues in this category are secondary effects of managed care (e. g., effects on provider viability).

Descriptors :   *RURAL AREAS, *HEALTH CARE REFORM, DELIVERY, IMPACT, MEDICAL SERVICES, INSURANCE, HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT, HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE