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Trump Rural Health Plan to Focus on Hospitals, Telehealth

Feb. 11, 2020, 6:29 PM

The Trump administration plans to focus on four areas of rural health in the coming year—preventing diseases, creating sustainable financing, using technology to improve access, and laying the groundwork for a stronger workforce, according to a top HHS official.

There will be a lot of action on those issues in the coming months, and agencies are working on their relevant proposals, Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan said in a speech Tuesday at a National Rural Health Association conference in Washington.

The administration has been working on an initiative to improve rural care for more than a...

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