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Category Archives: rural

FAH Applauds Congressional Action on Vital Nursing Bill

October 28, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Rural, Statement

​”For patient care in rural and underserved communities, it is often a struggle for hospitals to attract and retain nurses.”

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REPORT: A Medicare Public Option Puts Majority of Rural Hospitals at Risk

August 07, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Research, Rural

What would a Medicare public option do to rural hospitals? A new study released today says more than half could be at high risk of closure if a Medicare public option becomes a reality.

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Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Honor Rural Hospitals During Rural Hospital Week

November 27, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: General, Rural

Reps. Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Tom Reed (NY-23), and Glenn Thompson (PA-05) recently submitted statements to the Congressional Records recognizing the importance of our country’s rural hospitals from coast to coast.

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FAH Celebrates Impact of Rural Hospitals

November 12, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Rural

When you hear rural community you think small town, but add up the population of these areas across the country and it equals nearly 60 million people, or one in five Americans. At the heart of many of those communities is the local hospital. The most obvious benefit – they provide timely, quality care, but these facilities are also often the financial backbone in the areas they serve. And speaking of service, hospital employees not only save lives, they improve them. Their reach extends past the four walls of the hospitals as they act as coaches, volunteers, and leaders in community organizations.

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