2016 Election – How might it Impact Rural Health

11/11/16  Portland, Ore.

There is considerable uncertainty in health care policy as the new Trump Administration begins to transition into power.

Other than repeal of Obama Care, there has not much discussion of health care during the election. Two organizations that follow rural health care issues at the federal level, the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) and the National Association of Rural Health Clinics, have put together an initial analysis of the impact of the election on rural health. This is not a final assessment, but can help us better understand the direction we are headed.