Millions of dollars going to assist rural health networks

The rural areas of the United States do not have enough funding to keep up with the technology and quality of care that the rest of the suburban and urban health networks can provide to their patients.  The HHS has just announced that $32 million in assistance will be doled out to those rural healthcare systems to assist in their medical care of patients in those localities.

The money will be divided as follows:  $22 million to assist in rural areas that have “critical access hospitals”; $3 million will be utilized to locate new healthcare professionals for these rural facilities and to keep the existing ones there; and $2 million will be used for the “Telehealth Network Grant Program.”

It’s great that the Federal Government is dishing out money to these rural healthcare facilities; however, this is all being done on the taxpayers’ dime.  For more on this issue, HHS Awards $4 Million For Rural Telehealth

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