CARI: Center for Applied Rural Innovation


Date of this Version

September 2007


Published by the Center for Applied Rural Innovation, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Copyright © 2006 by R. Vogt, R. Cantrell, B. Johnson, M. Carranza, D. Peters.


• Rural Nebraskans are concerned about health and health care during their retirement.

• Concerns over health care needs are likely to influence where older Nebraskans choose to reside.

• The perceived need to provide personal health insurance for oneself is likely to keep older rural Nebraskans in the labor force.

• Upon retirement, rural Nebraskans expect to finance their health care in a variety of ways, but expect to rely most heavily upon Medicare.

• Reliance upon family and friends for any level of health care support is seen as an unlikely option by most rural Nebraskans.