Rural Hospital Closure Relief Act is Reintroduced in the House and Senate 

Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and James Lankford (R-OK) and Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) reintroduced the Rural Hospital Closure Relief Act (S. 644 / H.R. 1639). The legislation would update Medicare’s “Critical Access Hospital” (CAH) designation so more rural hospitals can qualify for this financial lifeline and continue to serve their communities with high quality, affordable health care services.  Read the full joint press release here.