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Senators: Costs Package Can Improve Rural Health, But More Can Be Done

By Chelsea Cirruzzo
June 18, 2019 at 7:15 PM
Senators and stakeholders on Tuesday (June 18) said parts of the Senate health committee’s bipartisan package to lower health costs would particularly help rural areas, including provisions on maternal health and telemedicine, but some said more could be done. Senators focused on how provisions in the legislation to improve maternal health and telemedicine could impact rural communities. The Senate health committee draft legislation, released in May, would direct HHS to give states grants to establish evidence-based programs to deal with...


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