Appropriations Chairman Raises Concerns over Inadequate Support for Rural Critical Access Hospitals
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, on Thursday questioned Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell over the Obama administration’s inadequate support for Critical Access Hospitals (CAH).
Cochran raised the issue of access to healthcare in rural areas at a Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to review the FY2017 budget request for the U.S.