Here You Can Read the HHS Fact Sheet: A Focus on Rural Health

Last week the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released a compendium of details about actions taken over the last three years to support rural health.  In addition to familiar federal programs such as the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program and the National Health Service Corps, new and ongoing efforts include lowering the cost of coverage for Medicare beneficiaries, a new federal designation to keep rural hospitals open, and support for new mothers through continuous Medicaid and CHIP coverage for 12 months postpartum.