Thursday, November 29, 2018

Dec. 12 webinar to address rural health insurance issues

The Rural Health Information Hub will host a free webinar Dec. 12 about the unique challenges rural people face in accessing health care and health insurance.

"This webinar will examine rural health-insurance market challenges and how they apply to public insurance programs under the authority of the Department of Health and Human Services," RHI Hub reports. The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services "focused on assessing the challenges related to Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, Medicaid managed care and the Health Insurance Marketplace, as these programs utilize private organizations to provide health insurance."

Featured speakers for the webinar will be:
  • Paul Moore, D.Ph., executive secretary, National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, and senior health policy adviser, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
  • Mary K. Rolf, MBA, MHA, member, National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services; president/CEO, Home Care of Central New York, Inc.
  • Abigail Barker, Ph.D., research assistant professor, Brown School, Center for Health Economics and Policy, Washington University, St. Louis
  • Normandy Brangan, M.A., health insurance specialist at the federal Office of Rural Health Policy
The webinar will begin at noon ET on Dec. 12 and will last about an hour. Click here for more information, or to register.

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