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Category Archives: rural

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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FAH Leader Praises Reintroduction of Bipartisan, Bicameral Rural Hospital Bill

April 06, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: Health Care Delivery, Rural

“This legislation is vital to the health of rural hospitals across America. It provides them critical financial support that allows hospitals in small communities to focus on what matters most – quality patient care.

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Mayors Urge Congress to Restore Hospital Funding in ACA Repeal

February 08, 2017 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Rural

The Mayors of five Arizona cities recently penned an op-ed that contained a simple message for those in Washington – ACA repeal must also restore Medicare funding for hospitals. “Cutting Medicare years ago hurt hospitals. Not restoring that funding now would be disastrous for cities and patients,” the mayors of Scottsdale, Mesa, Yuma, Prescott and Chandler wrote in the Arizona Republic. The op-ed lays out the importance of hospitals in each of their communities – from the impact on jobs and the economy to the vital care they provide to patients.

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