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Rural Veterans - Honoring...and Covering?...Those Who Serve.

On this Veterans Day, we take a break to honor brave, honorable Americans past, present and future.  Though we often refer to our Capitol Hill strategy as a "fight" for rural health reform, this effort is minuscule next to that of our courageous veterans who have fought for our ability to go about our daily routines.  So first and foremost, the NRHA offers our humble, sincere appreciation and gratitude to all veterans who so selflessly put our safety - the safety of our nation - before their....

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House Passes Health Reform - Is it Good For Rural? Yes...and No. .

After over fourteen hours of debate on the House floor Saturday, the House of Representatives finished its final vote on the Affordable Healthcare for America Act (H.R. 3962). With a vote of 220 to 215, the bill was officially PASSED through the first of the two Capitol wings. One lone Republican voted in favor of the bill, Representative Joseph Cao of Louisiana, while 39 Democrats voted against it. Despite facing skepticism that they would not have enough favorable votes, leadership pushed....

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House Health Reform Update - Blue Dogs, Negotiated Rates and the Public Option.

With the House’s final health reform bill finalized and released, health reform is one step closer to becoming reality.  Though the Senate has a lot of work to do, the House still plans on bringing their bill to the floor this Saturday.  For rural, the House bill included strong provisions, but also left some out.  However, were it not for the House Blue Dogs, the group of 52 moderate House Democrats, the bill would have been much, much worse.  Notably, the Blue Dogs, many of whom....

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House Leadership Strips Rural Provision from Final Health Reform Bill.

Rural America has historically been underrepresented on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), despite a statutory requirement for proportional rural representation on its board.  Recognizing this inconsistency, Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR) successfully added two amendments to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s markup of H.R. 3200, the House Tri-Committee’s original health reform legislation.  The amendments were to ensure proportional representation on both the MedPAC....

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