Nov 17 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today issued the following statement on National Rural Health Care Day:
“When I spend time in towns across Kansas, I am reminded of what I loved about growing up in rural Kansas – the sense of community. This special way of life would not be possible without access to ‘The Basics’ in the places we call home, including quality health care. I would like to thank the many dedicated medical professionals in Kansas and across our country who work hard each day to deliver quality care to the nearly one in five Americans living in rural areas of our nation. Their commitment will help preserve the special way of life we enjoy in rural America for the next generation.”
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment along with the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health have designated November 17, 2011 as National Rural Health Day – an opportunity to honor the community-minded spirit that prevails in rural America and to recognize the unique health care challenges that rural citizens face. Approximately 62 million people – nearly one in five Americans and one in three Kansans – live in rural and frontier areas.