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Rural Hospitals at Risk If ACA Ends

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by Meg Bryant

More rural hospitals could fail if lawmakers replace the ACA with a plan that reduces Medicare and Medicaid funding, on which they heavily rely.

According to a new study by Health Management Partners, Medicare and Medicaid patients account for 63% of rural hospitals’ volume, compared with 49% at urban hospitals.

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