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S.RES.26: A resolution recognizing that access to hospitals and other health care providers for patients in rural areas of the United States is essential to the survival and success of communities in the United States.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Jerry Moran, R-Kan.
Total Cosponsors 24 (12 Democrats, 1 Independent, 11 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 7, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 7, 2013
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Bill Summary

Recognizes that: (1) access to hospitals and other health care providers for patients in rural areas of the United States is essential to the survival and success of U.S. communities; (2) preserving and strengthening access to quality health care in rural areas is crucial to the success and prosperity of the United States; (3) strengthening access to hospitals and other health care providers for patients in rural areas makes Medicare more cost-effective and improves health outcomes for patients, and (4) rural health care providers are integral to the local economies and are one of the largest types of employers in rural areas of the United States.

Celebrates the many dedicated medical professionals across the United States who work hard each day to deliver quality care to people living in rural areas.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 7, 2013 Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S527)