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NDSU researchers seek input for health care study

North Dakota consumers can share their experiences in a multistate research study about their interaction with health insurance and the health care system.

"This research project is a chance for consumers to make their voices heard about their experiences with health insurance (or lack of health insurance) and the health care system in their communities," said Carrie Johnson, assistant professor and NDSU Extension specialist for personal and family finance.

The research study is a collaborative effort between NDSU, Kansas State University and the University of Maryland. The study seeks consumers ages 18-64 from various locations: farm/ranch, rural town and urban. People selected will be asked to participate in monthly interviews for seven months, starting in June.

Participants will be compensated up to $275. Interviews will be audio recorded and used to create a consumer decision-making model regarding health care access in rural states.

The North Central Region Center for Rural Development and Maryland Extension are funding the project.

Applications are available online. For more information about the study, contact Johnson at or call 701-231-8593.

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