Rural Health Policy Update

Better Late than Never — Congress Passes FY22 Omnibus Appropriations BillOn March 9, Congress passed and the President signed into law, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022.  The bill funds the federal government through September 30, 2022.  Included in...

Rural Health Policy Update

Policy Institute a success! Throughout February, NOSORH and various State Offices participated in virtual meetings with their Congressional delegations. The meetings were used to advocate for increased funding for SORH and the reauthorization of the Medicare Rural...

Rural Health Policy Update

NOSORH Written Language Introduced in the House: During January, Reps. Sam Graves (R-MO) and Jared Huffman (D-CA) introduced a comprehensive bill addressing rural hospital payments that included an entire section written by NOSORH reauthorizing the Medicare Rural...

Rural Health Policy Update

National Rural Health Day a SuccessOn November 18, the White House celebrated National Rural Health Day by having President Biden issue a proclamation. Further down Pennsylvania Avenue, Reps. O’Halleran (D-AZ) and Cole (R-OK) introduced H.Res.815, which is a...

Thank You for Celebrating the Power of Rural

A Presidential Proclamation was issued by President Biden, declaring November 18, 2021, as National Rural Health Day (NRHD)-and what a day it was! The 11th annual NRHD saw an incredible number of nationwide events held by State Offices of Rural Health, rural partners,...

Rural Health Policy Update

Appropriations: On October 18, the Senate released their Fiscal year 2022 (FY 22) omnibus spending package. Included in the Labor-HHS package was $12.5 million for the State Office of Rural Health grant program for FY 22.  In July, the House included $13 million for...