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FAH Leader Calls Senate Hearing On Rural Health Care “Important Step”

May 24, 2018 | Chip Kahn

Category: Rural

“Hospitals are the foundation of health care in small communities from coast to coast. With a hospital close by rural Americans have access to timely, quality care and frequently depend on that hospital as their sole source of care.

“We appreciate the Senate Finance Committee convening today’s hearing not just to draw attention to the many challenges rural health care faces, such as hospital closures – but to explore opportunities that can improve people’s lives, like expanding the implementation of telehealth.

“This hearing is an important first step. We look forward to working with the Congress to ensure rural families have access to care close to home, when and where they need it most.”

To learn more about the hearing, click here