rural healthcare http://kbia.org en Sequestration would hit rural hospitals harder than their urban counterparts http://kbia.org/post/sequestration-would-hit-rural-hospitals-harder-their-urban-counterparts <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Barring a congressional miracle, &nbsp;Medicare payments to health care providers throughout the country will see a 2 percent reduction come Friday. That amount might not sound like much, but</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;rural hospitals and their surrounding communities are the ones that would feel most of the pinch.</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:36:02 +0000 Harum Helmy 29614 at http://kbia.org Sequestration would hit rural hospitals harder than their urban counterparts Weekly rural flu clinics soon available in rural Boone County http://kbia.org/post/weekly-rural-flu-clinics-soon-available-rural-boone-county <p>The <a href="http://www.facebook.com/CoMoHealthDept">Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services</a> plans to hold weekly rural flu clinics throughout the county, starting Oct. 11.&nbsp; Department spokesperson Trina Teacutter says that the rural flu clinics in Boone County communities have been happening consistently for years.</p><p>"You know, doing community clinics in Ashland, Hallsville, Centralia, Sturgeon and Harrisburg <span class="st">— </span>those places," Teacutter says. "We have done rural clinics in all of those areas for over 20 years."</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 13:46:02 +0000 Ben Mahnken 22257 at http://kbia.org Weekly rural flu clinics soon available in rural Boone County