National Rural Health Association

2015 Policy Institute

Congressional Action Kit

NRHA has developed three requests or items for members to ask their senators and representatives to support:

1)  Protecting and strengthening all rural Medicare programs. 

2)  Modifying the Medicare sequestration process to avoid disproportionate harm to the rural health safety net.

3)  Appropriate funding levels for rural health programs for the remainder of fiscal year 2015.


Action Kit

Click here for a document outlining these requests.

Click here for a document on rural Medicare programs designed to protect rural patients access to care and providers ability to provide care. Click here for a document outlining concerns for Critical Access Hospitals in 2014.

Click here for a document outlining the economic impact of sequestration on providers.

Click here for a document outlining the contemplated cuts to training and research grant programs.

Click here and here for documents outlining the "perfect storm" facing rural hospitals and providers.

Click here for the FY 2015 appropriations request and here for an outline of the funding requests 

For an invite for your Senator or Representative to join the Senate Rural Health Caucus or the House Rural Health Care Coalition, click here.



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