House Committee to Examine Program Proposal to Assist Rural Hospitals

Oct. 12, 2018 /

WHAT: The House Insurance Committee, led by Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), will hold an informational meeting to learn more about legislation Pickett has sponsored to establish the Rural Health Redesign Center, a public-private partnership, which will administer the PA Rural Health Program. With up to 30 rural hospitals at risk of closure, this program would help strengthen rural hospitals, keep jobs local and increase access to health care. Rural hospitals are currently paid in an unpredictable manner that leaves many suffering financially. Through the program, rural hospitals would transition to a payment model that would provide a stable and steady stream of revenue, allowing these vital health care facilities to better plan the types of health services their communities need.