Grassley and Klobuchar Urge Haste on New Hospital Program (2)

June 11, 2021, 12:16 PM

The Biden administration must prioritize and make use of a new measure to aid struggling rural hospitals before more close, Senators Charles Grassley and Amy Klobuchar said.

On Thursday, the pair sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services asking the agency to prioritize implementation of a new Rural Emergency Hospital designation. “If nothing is done, more hospitals and rural Americans will continue losing access to essential medical services resulting in poorer outcomes and higher costs for patients and taxpayers,” the senators said in the correspondence.

The measure sponsored by Grassley and buried in the almost 6,000-page ...

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