We discuss the reasons for the recent withdrawals of health coverage by health maintenance organizations (HMOs) from rural areas and recommend a number of steps that we believe will create a more attractive health care marketplace for HMOs. In those rural areas where these steps are not enough to attract HMOs, we identify ways communities can develop their own health care systems.
Providing Health Insurance for State Employees and Retirees: The $2 Billion QuestionReport Mar 16, 1998
Medi-Cal Managed Care Has Not Had an Adverse Effect on Rural Health Care ClinicsReport Feb 21, 1990
[PDF] Health Care in Rural California