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Perspectives on health policy affecting America’s hospitals and the patients we serve.

Category Archives: rural

Legislative Lifeline: Bipartisan Bill Can Cure Funding Issue for Rural Hospitals

September 18, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: FAH News, Medicare, Rural

Rural hospitals provide a vital lifeline to nearly 60 million Americans. Whether you are taking you child for a check-up at Mad River Community Hospital in Arcata, California or need emergency care at Desoto Memorial in Arcadia, Florida, facilities from coast to coast keep small communities healthy physically and fiscally.

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Experts Stress Importance of Telehealth to Congressional Staff

September 13, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Health Care Delivery, Rural

The importance of telehealth to rural communities and the challenges it faces were the topic of a special briefing on Capitol Hill today.

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Standing up for Rural Hospitals

May 19, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News, Quality, Rural

Temperatures are heating up, classes are winding down and the Memorial Day Weekend is almost here – all sure signs that summer is almost here. The auto club AAA estimates that over the next few days nearly 40 million people will get away to the beach, the lake or the mountains looking to cool off and relax!

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Medicare Hearing: An Important First Step in Protecting Patient Care

May 18, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Medicare, Rural, Sequester

FAH appreciates the leadership of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, specifically Chairman Tiberi and Ranking Member Levin, for holding a hearing about the importance of the Medicare program – present and future. Now more than ever, hospitals need policymakers to stand up for our patients and ensure hospitals will be there for our communities. Our mission is to care for anyone that walks through the door, day or night, but these uncertain times are forcing difficult decisions on scaling back staff and services – ultimately hurting the people and places we serve.

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