Approximately 60 million Americans or roughly 1 in 5 live in rural areas, with nearly every state having a rural county. The Trump Administration recognizes the significant obstacles faced by patients and providers in rural areas. Among the five leading causes of death, rates are higher for rural communities, and for several conditions the gap between urban and rural communities has widened.
May 07, 2019
At the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), we are making great progress to transform Medicaid, which CMS’s largest program serving 72.5 million beneficiaries.
May 02, 2019
Some argue the solution to our nation’s health care problems is a government-run health insurance program for everyone. While they may point to Medicare’s low administrative costs as a reason to expand the program, the reality is that these costs are low in part because we must target our program integrity efforts.
May 01, 2019
Ever since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (PPACA) main requirements were implemented in 2014, individual health insurance markets across the country have been struggling. Premiums have doubled and even tripled in some states.
Apr 26, 2019
Each April marks National Minority Health Month, providing the opportunity to acknowledge the progress made in reducing disparities, as well as a chance to reflect on what more needs to be done to achieve health equity. Discussions about health equity frequently focus on the important roles that preventive services and care quality have in determining health outcomes.