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Cansler Keynotes Annual Conference for Tennessee Farm Bureau Presidents

Cansler Consulting, LLC Founder and Chief Strategist Tim Cansler offered his analysis of the first six months of the Trump Administration and political implications in 2018 of the enormous legislative agenda before a fractured Republican caucus in the US House and a razor-close Republican controlled U.S. Senate to a packed crowd of County Farm Bureau…

Cansler Consulting, LLC Founder and Chief Strategist Tim Cansler offered his analysis of the first six months of the Trump Administration and political implications in 2018 of the enormous legislative agenda before a fractured Republican caucus in the US House and a razor-close Republican controlled U.S. Senate to a packed crowd of County Farm Bureau…


US House Ready For “Cures Agenda.”

Is Your Healthcare Organization Ready? According to the World Health Organization in 2011, the U.S. spent more on health care per capita ($8,608), and more on health care as percentage of its GDP (17.2%), than any other nation. Moreover, last year Bloomberg released a study that ranked the efficiency of the U.S. healthcare system 46th…


Healthcare Strategic Plan 2014-18 Due Soon

Leadership in Preventative Healthcare: HHS Strategic Plan 2014-18 Due Soon According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 75% of U.S. healthcare costs goes to the treatment of chronic diseases. The most common of these chronic diseases include heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity and arthritis.  In fact, each year 7 out of 10…


House May Eliminate Risk Corridor in Debt Ceiling Deal?

The debt ceiling was suspended through February 7 under an agreement struck in October between Congressional Republicans and President Obama. Beyond February 7 U.S. Treasury will use accounting measures to ensure the U.S. remains under the debt ceiling. For months President Obama has drawn a hard line saying he will not engage in legislative bargaining…


Rural Hospitals:Headed Over the Fiscal Cliff?

The Next Step is a Doozy! Given the U.S.’ $10 trillion debt, future federal budget austerity and the (2010) enactment (and recent Supreme Court decision about the tax provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA),) talk in Washington and around the country continues to focus on how to implement policy measures that avoid sending the…


Rural Hospitals March on Washington

Rural Hospitals March on Washington Set For End of July The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has scheduled a “March for Rural Hospitals” in Washington, D.C. on July 30-31 as struggling hospitals across the nation’s rural landscape attempt to literally keep their doors open to service the 60 million Americans living in rural communities. Two…


Bipartisan Support Needed to Improve Rural Healthcare Facilities

With most rural healthcare facilities built under the Hill-Burton Act of 1946, many are in critical need of upgrades or replacement to deliver 21st century health care throughout rural America.  Meeting increasing healthcare demands including preventative, palliative and other care services are becoming impossible to provide with limited financial resources and antiquated facilities.  And, while…

With most rural healthcare facilities built under the Hill-Burton Act of 1946, many are in critical need of upgrades or replacement to deliver 21st century health care throughout rural America.  Meeting increasing healthcare demands including preventative, palliative and other care services are becoming impossible to provide with limited financial resources and antiquated facilities.  And, while…


P4 Medicine: Revolutionizing Healthcare in America

P4 Medicine (Predictive, Preventive, Personalized and Participatory) is replacing where physicians waited for symptoms to develop then offered treatment. there must be dramatic paradigm shifts in every component of the U.S. healthcare systems including patient experiences, insurance coverage, medical education and the design of medical facilities to offer treatment plans developed for individual patients.


The Rural Medical Facility Investment & Improvement Act of 2012

To : Rural Hospital Supporters From : Dr. Lonnie L. Hammargren, M.D. RE : Federal Rural Hospital Legislation Dear: Friends: My name is Dr. Lonnie Hammargren, M.D., having been a decorated Vietnam combat physician, NASA Flight Surgeon, University Regent, Nevada’s 31st Lieutenant Governor and practicing Neurosurgeon for over 40 years, I am writing you today…


Rural Development & The President’s Jobs Plan

During the President’s speech to a Joint Session of Congress on September 8, he said, “Every proposal I’ve laid out tonight is the kind that’s been supported by Democrats and Republicans in the past.”  Typically, the opposition party would be totally dismissive of such remarks, but with the U.S. economy on the ropes and a…


Rural Healthcare: More jobs, better healthcare, $60 billion into ailing economy

60 million Americans are living in rural communities throughout the U.S. and according to Cornell University, since the 1960s, the rural population has aged more rapidly than its urban counterpart. Hospitals serving rural populations have also been aging. In fact, rural hospitals average over 50 years of age and these facilities have already out-lived their…