Posts Tagged ‘Rural’

Cutting Medicaid Would Devastate Rural Hospitals and Health Centers

MUAs, MUPs, and HPSAs

The American Health Care Act is quietly reentering the political sphere six weeks after it passed the House of Representatives by an incredibly narrow two-vote margin. While details on the Senate version are scarce (authors of the Senate bill will not release it before the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scores it), rumors and leaks indicate…

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Addressing Minnesota’s Food Deserts: More Than a New Grocery Store

Food deserts in the state of Minnesota

The built environment has long been an obstacle in fighting the obesity epidemic, and food deserts specifically have increasingly become a major public health priority for Minnesotans. Food deserts (or food swamps, as a better analogy) are areas with poor access to affordable, healthy food. The term isn’t just a statement on the poor availability…

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