Stop the Cascade of Rural Hospital Closures

Consider the state of Tennessee as a canary in the coal mine — and the canary is critically ill. Tennessee leads the country in the rate of closures of rural hospitals and could be a harbinger for other states. 

The danger to rural hospitals and the communities is tied to radical changes in how Medicaid would be financed under the American Health Care Act, declines in federal funding for Medicaid, and elimination of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion.