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Will the rural healthcare system be a victim of COVID-19?

Will the rural healthcare system be a victim of COVID-19? Former President and CEO of Upper Peninsula Health Plan Dennis Smith discusses this in his post today on Rural Insights.

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My COVID-19 near-death experience

My name is Bill Vajda, and I am a COVID-19 survivor. My story is a race against time – not unlike the challenges…

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Covid-19 in rural Michigan/America

The following was originally published on Education Views on April 6, 2020, and is republished here with permission. The focus of the coronavirus…

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Michigan needs a Rural Policy Director

Michigan’s official state motto is: “Si Quæris Peninsulam Amœnam Circumspice,” or, “If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.” Michigan is a…

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