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Rural America a focus for bipartisan health caucus formed in U.S. House

BY: - October 2, 2023

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan congressional caucus aims to improve accessibility to quality health care and services in rural U.S. communities. The Bipartisan Rural Health Caucus had its first meeting Sept. 20 and serves as a forum for U.S. representatives to promote legislation and policy actions regarding rural health. Members came together to discuss the issues […]

Millions of people are expected to lose their Medicaid eligibility in the coming months as states return the programs to pre-COVID status. The loss of that revenue is expected to hurt struggling rural hospitals. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Pa. health care providers tell lawmakers the state’s rural hospitals are in crisis

BY: - August 4, 2023

A study conducted by the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) found that rural hospitals have struggled to fill 39% of vacant registered nurse positions. By comparison, HAP found the average vacancy rates for direct care RNs to be more than 30% statewide.

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Getting COVID-19 vaccines to rural Americans is harder than it looks. But there are ways to lift the barriers | Analysis

BY: - January 4, 2021

Rural Americans’ views on vaccines are influenced by media and word of mouth, politics and religion, as well as previous experience with vaccinations and, perhaps most importantly, the difficulty of accessing health care.