ACA results in fewer low-income uninsured, but non-urgent ER visits haven’t changed

There’s been a large reduction in uninsured low-income, rural residents in the last 10 years, but the likelihood of repeated visits to ERs for non-urgent reasons hasn’t decreased.

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Register Now for 2012 Country Living Expo, Cattlemen’s Winterschool on Jan. 28

BURLINGTON, Wash.—The 2012 Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool, planned from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, will offer something for everyone interested in the finer points of living in rural areas, with more than 160 classes to choose from. The event will be held at Stanwood High School, 7400 272nd St. NW […]

State USDA Official Tells Rural Leaders, “I’m from the Government and I’m Here to Help”

MOSES LAKE, Wash. — The Washington state Director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development program told a gathering of rural community leaders that he often uses the old punch line, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help” as an icebreaker with rural audiences. Mario Villanueva said the line usually gets him […]

WSU’s Transportation Research Group Chosen by USDA to do National Study

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University has signed a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help the USDA and the U.S. Department of Transportation develop a comprehensive study of rural transportation issues. The study will be done with the USDA’s Transportation Services Division. “They felt we had the skills and background and […]