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Why is health care getting harder to access in rural MN?

  Healthcare is a vital service for everyone, but policies meant to make healthcare more affordable have been making it less accessible in rural areas. In our latest explainer video, we show what’s going on and share some ideas on what to do about it. You can read the full report, “Integrating rural into the ...
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Health care webinar on YouTube

Our June 3, 2020, webinar on our recent report looking at the impact of mergers and service consolidations in rural health care is on our YouTube channel and ready for viewing.  Our report, “Integrating Rural into the New Reality of Health Care,” takes a look at what is behind the wave of health care facility ...
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Ep 4: CRPD researcher Kelly Asche on our new healthcare report

Access to healthcare services has been an issue in rural areas for years. Our upcoming report takes a big dive into the reasons why, from the policies to the business models that cause services to be offered in one location but disappear from others.  CRPD research associate and project lead Kelly Asche joins Marnie and ...
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Ep. 3: Interview with Santo Cruz, CentraCare Health System

In episode 3, research associate Kelly Asche and CRPD CEO Julie Tesch talk with another CRPD board member, Santo Cruz, Vice President for Government & Community Relations and Associate General Counsel for CentraCare Health Systems. CentraCare is headquartered in St. Cloud and provides medical care to a large chunk of central Minnesota. We talked with ...
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Rural health care preview, part 4: Controlling health care costs on the hospital side

By Kelly Asche To watch a webinar presenting this research and a Q&A with healthcare experts, click here. State legislators are increasingly looking at controlling health care costs by regulating hospitals, which could increase consolidations of services even more. Before the COVID-19 crisis began, the Center for Rural Policy and Development was gathering information and ...
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Rural health care preview, part 3: What do we mean by “access”?

By Kelly Asche To watch a webinar presenting this research and a Q&A with healthcare experts, click here. Before the COVID-19 crisis began, the Center for Rural Policy and Development was gathering information and analyzing the impacts mergers and acquisitions among health care providers have been having on access in rural areas. We were a ...
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Rural hospitals are ready, but people need to do their part, too

By Marnie Werner We’ve been hearing the stories in the last two weeks about rural hospitals, the lack of intensive care unit beds, and questions as to whether they’re prepared or not for the COVID-19 outbreak at our doorstep. So we decided to go to an expert, CRPD board member Santo Cruz, who is also ...