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Analysis: Why Rural Hospitals Are Closing

Revenue for small hospitals is based on how many patients they admit. A new proposal would help rural hospitals get paid for performing other critical health-care services, not just for how many beds they fill. The change is an effort to…

46 Miles Down, 237 to Go

Walkers overcome rain, sore muscles, and horseflies to log the first two days of their 14-day walk to Washington, D.C. The purpose of the walk is to raise awareness of the threat of hospital closures in rural America.

White House Points to Poverty Reduction

TANF, WIC and SSI–federal programs that provide income and nutrition to low-income families – are more effective at reducing poverty in rural areas. But for the poorest families in rural America, Social Security is the most effective at…
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