Legislation Introduced to Ensure Rural Health Providers Receive Relief Funds

Senators Murkowski, Hyde-Smith, Manchin and Bennet and Representatives Small and Hagedorn led the bicameral, bipartisan introduction of the Save Our Rural Providers Act (S. 3823). This important legislation would ensure that a portion of the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund for payments to eligible health care providers is reserved for rural health providers.  Twelve rural hospitals have already closed this year, and hundreds more are vulnerable to closure. This Act will provide the lifeline needed for rural providers as they struggle to keep doors open during this pandemic.