Trudy Lieberman

Position: Rural Health News Service

Guest Columns

Health care consumers get little help resolving complaints

Who protects patients when things go wrong on healthcare’s financial side? What happens when you receive a bill you didn’t expect and can’t afford to pay? What happens when insurers send...

DATE: May 25, 2016 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Thinking About Health Women’s life span falling in rural America

Those of us who grew up in small rural communities in the 1950s and ’60s, expected to have longer life spans than our parents. The trends were in our favor. White women born in 1900 could expect to...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Thinking About Health Can shopping for services really bring down costs?

Early in December, David, a reader who lives in the foothills west of Denver, sent me an email. “It’s scary when you go into any health-care facility and don’t know whether to bring your check...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2016 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Thinking About Health Medicare makes it easier for end-of-life counseling

What a difference six years makes! In 2009 at the height of the debate on the Affordable Care Act, New York’s former lieutenant government Betsy McCaughey appeared on television and made this...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns