Research Progress Report
University of Montana Rural Institute
Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Public Health
Since the 1980s, rural access to health care information, resources and services has become increasingly problematic. The shift toward managed care complicates the picture. While some argue that managed care will devastate rural health services due to sparsely populated areas’ high costs and low profit margins, others suggest that market forces will make the health care system more efficient and re-distribute resources now concentrated in urban areas toward rural areas. Managed care is penetrating public programs
health and wellness, managed care, health care, rural, disability
© RTC: Rural, 2000
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
This research is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education (H133B70017-01).
Murphy-Southwick, Colleen Ph.D.; Seekins, Tom Ph.D.; and Rural Institute, University of Montana Rural Institute, "Rural Managed Care and Disability: Emerging Issues from Preliminary Interviews and Case Studies" (2000). Health and Wellness. 14.