rural healthcare

Health & Wealth Blog
6:36 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Sequestration would hit rural hospitals harder than their urban counterparts

Credit 401kcalculator.org

Listen to the report.

Barring a congressional miracle,  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 rural hospitals and their surrounding communities are the ones that would feel most of the pinch.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:46 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Weekly rural flu clinics soon available in rural Boone County

Lance McCord FLICKR

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services plans to hold weekly rural flu clinics throughout the county, starting Oct. 11.  Department spokesperson Trina Teacutter says that the rural flu clinics in Boone County communities have been happening consistently for years.

"You know, doing community clinics in Ashland, Hallsville, Centralia, Sturgeon and Harrisburg — those places," Teacutter says. "We have done rural clinics in all of those areas for over 20 years."

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