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Urge Congress to Expand Allowable Costs

The CARE Act is currently under consideration in the House and needs your support! Has your Member of Congress signed on to co-sponsor the Critical Access and Rural Equity (CARE) Act? Click here to find out. If your Member has not yet signed on to...

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Congressional Committee Evaluating 5G Bill

July 09, 2018

This week the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee is expected to consider S. 3157, legislation to expedite the deployment of wireless small cells for 5G networks. Click here for the press release on the introduction of the bill.  The bill would establish a process and timeline guidelines...

$930 Million Announced to Fight Opioid Crisis

July 03, 2018

The Substance Misuse and Mental Health Services Administration has recently announced that it is accepting applications for $930 million in State Opioid Response Grants to help states and territories combat the opioid epidemic. Fifteen percent of these grants will be set aside to provide funding...

CDC Finds Higher Obesity Rates in Rural America

June 25, 2018

In a recent report by the Center for Disease Control, researchers found that obesity remains to be higher among rural adults compared to their urban counterparts. 34.2% of adults in rural areas are considered obese and only 28.7% are considered obese in metropolitan areas. Low...

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June 2018 Newsletter

The June 2018 issue of The Pulse details FCC and CMS policy changes impacting CAHs. Read highlights of the GAO review of the Veterans Choice program, and recent reports on rural population loss and PA training programs.