The Nebraska Rural Health Association works closely with the National Rural Health Association on federal legislative issues. The NRHA Legislative and Regulatory Agenda is developed annually through solicited input from the full membership. It is a collection of issues that the NRHA membership would like to see changed or impacted by NRHA staff and rural health advocates. It contains policy recommendations on topics ranging from Access Standards to the Universal Service Fund. It is a great resource for rural health advocates and policymakers to understand the multitude of issues and opportunities facing the rural health landscape.
The Legislative and Regulatory Agenda is approved each year by the NeRHA Board of Directors. The Committee attempts to weigh member input, potential opportunities in the new year and the shifting policy enviornment surrounding rural health. The policies that they select for inclusion are first adopted by the Rural Health Congress, which produces a series of papers and statements that are the background and support for this document. In the end, the agenda reflects the mission and values of the NRHA by highlighting issues of importance to our membership.
For the 2012 Legislative and Regulatory Agenda, click here.
To see the impact of the Medicare Sequestration on Nebraska, click here.