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The CAH Coalition tracks legislation that has been recently considered in Congress and would have an impact on CAHs. For the latest on ongoing federal legislation, click the button below.



MedPAC Reviews Rural Emergency Hospitals

November 03, 2023

Beginning in 2023, hospitals were allowed to convert to REHs and as of mid-October, 17 hospitals had converted. Eight rural hospitals closed in FY 2023; two are considering reopening as REHs. MedPAC’s March 2024 report to Congress will contain a section on the REH designation,...

Primary Care Shortage Impacting Both Rural and Urban Areas

September 27, 2023

The shortage of primary care physicians is getting more attention from the mainstream media. Highlighted in an NBC Nightly News report, the problem is impacting both rural and urban communities which shows issues in Alabama and New York City. The AMA President is interviewed extolling...

Rural, Underserved Healthcare Focus of Key Committee Request for Information

September 08, 2023

In an open call to health care stakeholders, the House Ways and Means Committee is requesting solutions to, “help turn the tide against the very real disparities in access to care that exist for millions of Americans – particularly those in rural and underserved communities.”...

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