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U.S. Senate Passes Sen. Moran's Resolution on Importance of Rural Health Care

Access to quality care essential to survival and success of Kansas communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, the U.S. Senate passed S. Res. 588 – a resolution introduced by U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – to recognize the importance of hospitals and other health care providers to the survival and success of communities in Kansas and throughout the country.  Sen. Moran introduced the original version of this bipartisan Senate resolution (S. Res. 26) in February 2013, and he introduced the updated version earlier this week to pass the Senate in commemoration of National Rural Health Day, which was celebrated yesterday.

“When visiting towns across Kansas, I am reminded of what I loved about growing up in rural America – the strong sense of community,” Sen. Moran said. “Our special way of life in these towns would not be possible without the quality health care that our rural doctors, nurses, support staff, and administrators provide. Additionally, rural health care providers are a vital part of the local economy of a community. I am pleased that last night the Senate formally recognized the importance of rural health care.”


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