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Rep. Kind Pushes Rural Hospital Legislation

Rep. Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) introduced the Rural and Underserved Small Hospital Act on March 5, which would provide continued funding to smaller clinics for the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a news release from Kind’s office, many rural health clinics face Medicare funding cuts due to a drafting error in an earlier bill. Kind’s legislation would fix the error and deliver funds to rural hospitals and clinics.

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