Opinion Piece Outlines Health Care Access Limitations in Rural Areas of California
In an opinion piece for the Sacramento Bee, CHCF Center for Health Reporting Editor-in-Chief Richard Kipling writes that a shortage of doctors in Covered California plans sold in Humboldt County reflects the lack of health care access for many rural areas in the state. The center is supported by a grant from the California HealthCare Foundation, which publishes California Healthline. Kipling writes that the "retirement of older physicians and recruiting new ones have for decades been a problem for rural California," adding, "The question is, can the Affordable Care Act change that trend? ... Maybe the question should be: Is there any system that can?"
- "Viewpoints: Lack of Doctors in Humboldt Reflects Rural Problems With Access to Health Care" (Kipling, CHCF Center for Health Reporting/Sacramento Bee, 10/5).