Senators Introduce Bill to Extend Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program  

On May 7, 2020, Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) introduced S. 3615 to extend the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program for five more years. Without action from Congress, the program will expire for all participating hospitals between 2020 and 2021. This important legislation would ensure that essential, rural hospitals do not face further budget instability during this particularly challenging time for hospitals.