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HERINGTON, KAN. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), member of the Senate Appropriations Health Subcommittee, visited Herington Municipal Hospital on Friday, Dec. 11. He met with Administrator/CFO Alan Meisinger as well as hospital staff. Serving North Central Kansas, HMH is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital (CAHs) that serves the needs of southern Dickinson County. 

“Our discussion focused on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare cuts, and sequestration’s negative impact on CAHs,” Sen. Moran said. “The special way of life we live in rural towns would not be possible without access to quality health care, and federal policies must give Herington Municipal Hospital and other rural health facilities reasonable flexibility to sufficiently serve their unique communities.”

The issues Sen. Moran focuses on and the work he does in Washington, D.C., are largely based on the conversations he has with Kansans during these visits. Throughout his time in Congress, Sen. Moran has made it a priority to stay connected to the people he represents despite a distance of more than 1,000 miles between Capitol Hill and Kansas.